Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,412 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Volver
Lowest review score: 0 BloodRayne
Score distribution:
1,412 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Co-directors Rubin and Shapiro deliver the rare documentary that totally entertains, informs, and inspires.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Jenkins' superlative work proves her first film was no fluke; let's hope it doesn't take another nine years to hear from her again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Spielmann’s deft storytelling is coupled with immaculate compositions that constrain the characters as confidently as any prison bars. Revanche reveals Spielmann as a true master of his craft.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Instead of using actors, Greengrass employed many of the actual air traffic controllers and military commanders who were on the ground that day. Also aiding his film's universality is Greengrass' use of little known actors in the central roles, preventing stardom from affecting our ideas about heroism and patriotism.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A phantom of a movie whose beautiful flakes fall into the deep crevices of memory long after the seasons change.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A History of Violence poses the right question: Are those who don't study history doomed to repeat it?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film's content is adult – and for the first time in Araki's career, so is the director.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    At the very least, The Aristocrats provides a survey of some of the best comic minds in the business.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A truly provocative essay.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the most emotionally honest movies about drug addiction ever made.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Lodge Kerrigan is one of the great, though largely unheralded, filmmakers of our time, and with Keane, his third feature, he finally shows himself to be in full command of his uncompromising talent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Langella is terrific in a small but critical role as CBS president William Paley, although the one essential problem with the film is that it never clearly delineates the jobs fulfilled by the cluster of other newsroom employees that are always huddled about.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Don't let the near-impossible-to-remember title keep you away from this singular and slightly surreal Tommy Lee Jones scorcher.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite perpetual rumors of its demise as a genre, the Western is alive and well in the Australian outback.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    At the age of 81, Altman may show signs of mellowing, but he again emerges as a master filmmaker.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A moving tribute to this legendary artist's life and career.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though we will differ on the methods of improving the American health care system, Sicko's enduring contribution is the undeniable evidence that the system is broken. If the film brings the debate out into the open of our movie lobbies and living rooms, it can’t be long before the conversation trickles into the corridors of Congress.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Herzog outdoes himself with Rescue Dawn, making his most popularly accessible film yet and proving at the same time that he is among the most daring of all filmmakers and capable -- like his characters -- of almost anything.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    More than an appreciation, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song is an inspiration.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Smart and self-deprecating story about love and mortality: It’s merely a winter's tale told with a summer's palette.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Counterfeiters differs from most Holocaust movies in that the emphasis is on the personal moral choices that are made rather than the overall horror and despair.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Only a quite over-the-top character played by Raquel Welch strikes any false note. Otherwise, Tortilla Soup is a real chef's special.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Manages the most delicate of hat tricks: It gives definition to uncertainty.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A real winner -- smart, funny, subtle, and resonant -- and there's not a hanging chad in sight.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Finds a way to impart this sad history while raising our spirits at the same time.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Never devolves into the type of “man's man” adventure story that has become so fashionable again over the last couple of years, but instead trusts the power of its unembellished images and words to tell its tale.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This political satire that's as fresh and exhilarating as anything we've seen come out of Hollywood in quite some time.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Scores its ultimate coup de grace though its interviews. Macdonald has lined up an amazing collection of interviewees.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Director Michael Lehmann made a stunning debut with this sharp satire of teen cliques.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This Tom Clancy thriller gets the proper screen treatment here with this first-rate cast and direction by one of the genre’s best: Die Hard director John McTiernan.