Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,420 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 Jack
Score distribution:
1,420 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Apocalypto is a dazzling achievement. Not only does it showcase a civilization little seen on the silver screen, the film (which opens with a quote from Will Duant) also advances larger questions about the natural and unnatural life cycles of civilizations.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An emotional triumph.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Look at Me marks the character's shift from being the object of attention to the subject of her own dreams.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite these biases, the movie helps the average American understand the nature of the shell games perpetuated by Enron and how "synergistic corruptions" can corrupt absolutely.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story's parallels with the present are sometimes inescapable, as when Saladin's fireballs catapulted at Balian's castle strike an eerie resemblance to the "shock and awe" of the U.S.-led coalition's initial assault on Iraq.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's a winning formula, and when done right like it is here, it transcends the clichés and moves audiences.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Broken Flowers is as elliptical as the haunting jazz music by Mulatu Astatke that permeates the soundtrack.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie is tightly wound and expertly unraveled, resulting in a thriller that you'll remember – unlike the hitman Ledda.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Maintains a breezy charm throughout and contains many extremely funny sequences.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A welcome and appropriate treat is the flurry of Bob Dylan tunes that can be heard playing in the background of this northern Minnesota story.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Without the luminous Danes in the title role, Shopgirl would have the flair of an ordinary sales clerk.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The details are intriguing, but ultimately we learn little more about what's in their heads.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Favreau keeps the picture throttling forward with a carefree charm.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Syriana is the most challenging and uncompromising movie to come out of Hollywood in a long time.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Rejecting normality for nomadism, Van Zandt's life was difficult, but, man, what a legacy of music he left.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What's compelling about Caché is not the answer to the whodunit but Haneke's exacting invocation of palpable tension.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Eight Below, Marshall has created a family film that doesn't pander, preach, or poop out. That alone is a rare thing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    No background material is going to help the viewer who isn't already aware of why a Fugees reunion is such a cool thing to witness, but it's impossible not to get caught up in this party's good vibe.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film provides a window into the conversations and debates that occurred among soldiers on military bases and while in country, opinions shaped and altered by first-hand experiences and knowledge.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Mehta and her cameraman Giles Nuttgens capture the area's rich interplay of light and color, land and water, and riches and poverty.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This French import is a worthy entrant into the adrenalized cadre of action films like "Run Lola Run" and "Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior" (which Besson produced). What District B13 lacks in story development it compensates for with stunningly realistic action.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The fact that Wordplay works as a film at all is a testament to its skill. The New York Times may never find a better marketing tool.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Clerks II will find Kevin Smith's detractors saying that the filmmaker simply regurgitates the past, while his loyal fan base will applaud his return to the tried and true.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Yet, like it or not, the MPAA ratings is a system in which we all participate – which makes this film important to see if anything is ever going to change.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What the series means in the long run is anybody's guess; I just know I sleep better at night knowing it's out there.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Tales of the Rat Fink is an ebullient survey of Roth's life that revs along with the zest a souped-up hot rod.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Infamous successfully captures a sense of the loneliness of a writer's life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though the advertising plays up the film's Bush-bashing angle, it gives a false impression. This is really more of a backstage drama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    F*ck manages to strip some of the mystique from the forbidden word, and in the end, despite some road bumps, is a satisfying f*lm.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The constant singing and dancing throughout is charmingly presented, and the CGI recreations of Antarctica are stunning.