Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,421 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 Synecdoche, New York
Lowest review score: 0 Kazaam
Score distribution:
1,421 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A fun, well-assembled and -performed slice of life that requires no special affinity with the subject matter in order to -- ahem -- get one's groove on.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the most intelligent, engaging, and gut-bustingly funny revelations to come along in a while.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A stylistic tour de force, one that wordlessly emotes and wears its emotions on its literal silk sleeves.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The entire cast is marvelous and capable of conveying continents of emotion with a furtive smile or arched brow.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    You get the sense that this elegant, tough-guy jazz caper is a movie Clint Eastwood might have been proud to make.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Hopefully find the audience it deserves.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie will not be for all tastes. Its seedy lifestyles, nonjudgmental attitudes, nonlinear narrative, and central character whose problem is his lack of emotions is definitely nonstandard fare.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A challenging concept conveyed here most impressively onscreen.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Searingly potent and suggestively supple, Carax's images are rich with emotion and ideas.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Capturing the nuances of quotidian life may not be everyone's cup of tea.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Invades theatres with its fangs bared for action. It's bloody hell and we love every minute.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Beguiling performances and a story that veers between social observations, period detail, and genuine humor make this movie an end-of-the-summer stand-out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film's closing may be less than conclusive, yet The Son's Room must be admired, at least, for its unsentimentality.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A bracing ode to the city -- a place of aching beauty and poverty, encompassed by a disconcerting halo of ancient culture and modern nihilism.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Raises fascinating question within a compelling narrative framework, and is also intriguing for the glimpse it provides into the inner workings of Orthodox Judaism.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In many ways, Not One Less resembles the socialist-realist dramas of the early Communist regimes.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A movie about life and death; its underpinnings are soaked in the perfume of artistic expression.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In the game of eXistenZ it's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Pamela Gray's script and the way these actors bring the characters to life are the film's real treasures.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    So much of the credit must be laid at the feet of Ian McKellen, whose portrait of Whale is a study in acting excellence.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The most articulate and entertaining commentary on racial differences to have come down the pike in quite a while.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A work that shellacs itself into your consciousness.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What's fascinating is the depth of humanity Cruise finds within the character of Jerry and also Cruise's generosity toward the other actors in the story -- a generosity that allows all the other performers to shine and create vivid and memorable characters.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What it lacks in charm, it compensates for with audacity and single-mindedness of vision.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The performances in this costume drama are wonderful.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    If this is Scorsese's bid for the commercial big time, then let the cash registers ring.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A tour de force of modern cinema.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although little is ultimately “solved” or demystified in The Piano Teacher, the movie allows a chaperoned peek into the mind of one of civilization's “discontents.”
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A triumph of style over logic. Although this is not necessarily a good thing, it works spectacularly in this instance.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Together's portrait of its social moment is right-on.