Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,521 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 35% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Jing Ke ci Qin Wang
Lowest review score: 0 Jack
Score distribution:
1521 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Suffers from Frey’s diluted multitasking. The director, writer, and star are not equally talented.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Like most dreams revisited with eyes wide open, this one's content dissolves into a transparent puddle of inchoate thoughts and predictable iconography.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Serves up a weak brew.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Seeing The Terminal is like experiencing an uneventful flight: The trip was pleasant but not delightful, and you’re happy to deplane at the other end.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This sad, dark movie moves across the screen like a sleepwalker, aloof and belonging neither to this world or the next.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As Norman Bates, Vince Vaughn makes us better appreciate how much Anthony Perkins brought to the original project. It's clear now that he owned the role and that he shares equally with Hitchcock the credit for making Psycho the memorable creep show it is -- and was.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It gives the creeping sensation that this is going to be a talking-heads documentary, which Greenwald delivers in spades.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This movie has precious little satirical edge. What is needs is more emphasis on the "vanity" and less on the "fair."
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There’s definitely ore to be mined in Silver City but Sayles’ pan comes up with only particles of dust.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It’s a frequently riveting gambit, and the actors give it their all. However, the mood and the stylized camerawork make the proceedings too arch to completely succeed.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As a heartwarming tribute to the courage of firefighters, Ladder 49 delivers.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With The Ice Storm, Lee seems to have emphasized the details of cultural accuracy over the rudiments of telling a gripping drama.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Neither ditzy enough as comedy nor realistic enough as human drama to live a long life.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's a spooky movie without anything really scary in it, a ghost story without any spirits, a romance that displays scant affection, a reincarnation tale that never uses that particular word nor engages in anything terribly transcendental.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ultimately a creepy tale.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although the movie's anti-war propaganda mission is clear, it nevertheless makes a strong case for asking questions and examining our country's imperialistic motives.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Bottle Rocket's minimalist pop has a refreshing flavor but insufficient bubbles for a long, cool drink. Maybe someone ought to think about culling this thing down into a sustainable short film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice may help in bringing some of the Bard's language to life, but this rendition is hardly a freshman course.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Never inspires more than an interested detachment.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Bogs down during several fuzzily romantic interludes.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In the end, one's appreciation of My Wife Is an Actress may depend on the extent to which you like the character of Yvan and relate to his anxieties.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Veterans Eva Marie Saint and Cicely Tyson make welcome appearances.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A sweet German movie by a first-time filmmaker, who, I would bet, is more than a little familiar with the early work of Jim Jarmusch or just about any Aki KaurismŠki film.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie features a very cool soundtrack and more hip lingo than two ears can absorb. But, like the air in Denver, this movie is spread awfully thin.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    However, Lyne (whose sexually exploitative works include such popular box-office fare as "Flashdance," "9 1/2 Weeks," "Fatal Attraction," and "Indecent Proposal") has turned in a Lolita that is remarkably tame and tasteful. This is a Lolita for the English Lit crowd rather than the raincoat crowd.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The two fantastic performances by Allen and Costner that anchor The Upside of Anger are the reason to see this contemporary drama.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Strong performances and Miller's equivocal stance toward her characters save the movie from its symbolic overload and melodramatic crash course, but in the end there may be less here than meets the eye.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There's an amiability that permeates the movie and carries it through most of the rough patches and split ends.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The first 15-20 minutes of this documentary are solid gold.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Intends to be a farce, not a drama. The film never quite achieves either definition.

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