Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,431 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 2.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 City of God
Lowest review score: 0 Beverly Hills Cop III
Score distribution:
1,431 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the best movies I've seen this year and, consequently, the less said about it here the better. The beauty of this movie is in the way it twists and turns, thwarting expectations, confounding stereotypes and venturing into places you least anticipate.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Gets under your skin with its graceful edits and poetic elisions, lovely performances, and faded imagery.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The kind of movie that gets under your skin and takes root.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although the villainous parts of this Tarzan are a bit hazy and the animal attraction between Tarzan and Jane a bit chaste, the film, nevertheless, works both for children and the adults.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Proves to be a wonderful reality check.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There is a whole lot to be said for fun -- especially fun that can be shared by all -- and in this regard Spy Kids saves the day.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In so many ways, The Quiet American speaks volumes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Depp, as the the fragile but irresistibily fabulous title character, is a delight.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Corrosively funny yet emotionally devastating.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Unruly girls around the world are liable to find these Bandits stealing their hearts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's the kind of movie you wish you had more time to absorb and could see more than once before reviewing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As good as it ever was, and improved slightly by hindsight, experience, and extra cash.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The performances of all the central and secondary characters match the passionate intensity of the film's behind-the-scenes collaborators.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Secretary is a testament to the importance of tonality in telling a story.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    So many things come together so beautifully in this movie based on the life of John Forbes Nash Jr. that you're likely to find yourself willing to benignly overlook its occasional biographical lapses and narrative sweetening.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The on-target performances, along with the unceasing barrage of popular music and daring narrative gambles, combine to make Trainspotting one of the grand movie rushes of 1996.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie is slight but transfixing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A bust-a-gut film experience that reveals Rodriguez as both a stylist versed in the mechanics of popular storytelling and a maverick whose ingenuity guides him along a singular path.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As things turn out, Clooney’s butt is just one of the many delights to be found on a trip to Solaris.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The end result is a delightful, though a smidge too long, reminder of one of the reasons we so enjoy going to the movies: perchance to dream.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Doesn’t provide any answers, and that’s both its strength and weakness.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Haynes brings the emotional underbelly to the surface, he also tricks up the visual surface with elaborate color schemes that provide unspoken clues regarding the characters’ frames of mind.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In many ways even more hellish and stylish than its predecessor... A horror cult classic.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The work of a fine craftsman and artist.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Exciting to watch: The audio disruptions of Carla putting in or taking out her hearing aids and the inventiveness of the way the heist plot is revealed are just a couple of the film's treats.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    LaBute's narrative structure and visual strategies are rigorously crafted, bespeaking an almost mathematical calculation that, in compellingly contradictory ways, both enhances the dramatic experience while undermining its very authenticity.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Director David Gordon Green has made a work of uncommon beauty and intelligence, one that is smart enough to trust its characters and the technical contributions of its crew.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It was the greatest rock & roll party you never heard of.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    From the second it begins, Boogie Nights seizes your senses and pulls you right in: no turning back, no time for debate, no regrets.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Sharp scripting, note-perfect performances, and nimble direction and technical execution combine to make Wag the Dog one of the wittiest and most mordant political satires to come along in quite some time.

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