Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,435 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 2.4 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 Gentlemen Broncos
Score distribution:
1,435 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A gripping presentation of a little-known true story and its historical lessons.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It’s endlessly arguable and open for debate. At the very least, we can all agree that Banksy has found a new wall on which to plaster his art – that of the silver screen.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Restrepo is an example of photojournalism at its finest.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Cast aside any preconceived expectations you might have regarding this documentary and remember simply this: Winnebago Man is one of the best films you're going to see all year.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film is a startlingly original and haunting take on our ageless fear of otherness.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This movie presented a radical melange of genuine horror and self-aware comic touches, not to mention the fabulous Rick Baker special effects.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Music has rarely appeared more essential to the human drama.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Dunst's performance is a thing of calm beauty and mired grit, fully deserving of the Best Actress Award she received for this work at Cannes. The entire supporting cast also proves to be a delight, even in their obstinacy and oddities.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although a nip and a tuck here and there might improve Hugo's overall pace, there is no denying that this love letter to the movies is something to cherish.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Yes, it's a coming-out film, but it breaks that mold by being thoroughly unpredictable. It's a coming-of-age film, too, and by virtue of of telling the story of a young, black lesbian, Pariah also ventures into novel territory for a motion picture.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    How the Dardennes, time and again, turn gritty, mundane subjects into transcendent moments of honesty and truth is one of the great cinematic wonders.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The horror-movie clichés form the backbone from which the film's humor and creativity emerge. This Cabin may not be the Parthenon, but it's definitely a place to worship the gods of horror.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Holy Motors is as individualistic a movie as you're likely to encounter – both in terms of the filmmaker's intent and the viewer's takeaway. Warmth and humor abide within its every frame but, like Carax's dreamer at the film's outset, you must find the key within yourself that unlocks the mysteries.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Love means being helpmates throughout all of life's stages. Death is part of love's bargain, and Haneke lays this fact bare.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It comes as little surprise that Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, both masters of sly documentaries in which the subjects nail themselves with their own words, are the executive producers of Oppenheimer’s film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film entertains, puzzles, and strays outside the lines.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Captain Phillips we get a viable thriller whose conclusion is already known, and a character who reacts to circumstances rather than a personal, heroic code. And now, it’s a story preserved in brine.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film is hypnotic, which lends it an addictive sensibility that complements the need Adam and Eve have for their bloody fixes.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ida
    There’s a definite austerity to the storytelling, which is enhanced by the crisp black-and-white cinematography by Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An evocative, probing, enlightening, and impressionistic look at the lesser-known period of Hendrix’s life: the pivotal time from 1966-67 during which the musician discovered his style and voice.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This folk tale about a magical child has even been cited by some scholars as an early and elegant work of science fiction. However, it’s also possible to bypass all this baggage and just approach The Tale of Princess Kaguya as the gorgeous and expressive film that it is.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The crisp imagery (by Radek Ładczuk) creates a true sense of menace amid the household banality. Tales about mothers who fear their offspring also strike at a very primal level of mythic storytelling. Vigilance is the only means of protection against creatures from the id.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There is little in the way of narrative eventfulness in the film, but Leigh luxuriates in the moments, and provides glimpses of what it takes to be an artist amid the fray.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's a daredevil's ride that keeps you glued with fascination.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    David Lynch doesn't tell stories as much as he shows hallucinations. Wierd, wild, excessive, obsessive, idiosyncratic visions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film is wickedly hilarious but more in a droll and knowing kind of sense than a har-de-har-har manner.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's too bad the language prevents this independent film from being rated PG-13 because this is the kind of movie that might be capable of realistically reflecting teens' lives to other teens.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The originality of Innocence makes it stand apart from the romantic pack.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    All the players deliver performances that kill.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The most memorable David vs. Goliath courtroom showdown in recent memory.

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