Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,474 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 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Bonnie and Clyde
Lowest review score: 0 Out Cold
Score distribution:
1,474 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In filming this movie with such artistic precision, the movie ironically winds up objectifying Griet just as much as any appreciator of the original painting.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film reunites Carell with his "Little Miss Sunshine" co-star Arkin, who, as always, delivers the goods, as do most of the other supporting players. Too long by at least 15-20 minutes, Get Smart is nevertheless a giggly summer movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Hereafter is a consistently identifiable Clint Eastwood movie only in the sense that the prolific filmmaker shows that he still has the ability to confound our expectations of him.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Never finding its right tone, Admission uncomfortably founders between the story’s comic and dramatic aspects and leaves behind a lumpy residue that tars its likable leads.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Cars 2 makes for a decent play date but is not an especially good movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Intends to be a farce, not a drama. The film never quite achieves either definition.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Yet, the problem goes beyond the film's staginess (although there's plenty of that to go around). It could even have something to do with the delicate difficulties involved in the successful transfer of stage camp to the more intimate level of film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Director Caton-Jones ("Scandal", "Memphis Belle") once again shows his flair for period detail though he never here exerts his grip on the human drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Uses a wraparound story to provide a hint of Glass’ deep-seated pathology, but allows no details about how it came into being.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In the sea of mediocrity that passes for children's films these days, Mr. Popper's Penguins has enough originality (and silly physical comedy) to make it stand out.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Pacing problems and shallow psychological inquiries plague this film almost as much as the overworked metaphor that supplies the film's title.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Newcomers should be advised that this is not an introductory course.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite good performances all around, particularly the ever-brilliant Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a gilded ornament, speculative and uninterested in much besides this queen's matters of heart.
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    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film’s historical pageantry is fascinating to observe, even though the story is mostly conjecture. Competently directed, the real pleasure in this high-grossing South Korean film lies in its performances, which lighten the regal solemnity with comic warmth.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It’s perhaps surprising that there aren’t more Linklater documentaries out there, considering how substantial, influential, and plain f---ing brilliant his body of work is. In the meantime, 21 Years will have to do.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie's simplistic storyline does not match its stunning visual accomplishments: Pleasantville's story is drawn from a palette that's strictly limited to black-and-white.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Lost River is a film whose reputation precedes it. Viewers have decried it as a mess or lauded it as an artistic achievement ever since it premiered at Cannes 11 months ago. Ultimately, the film is really neither. Yes, Gosling’s ambition exceeds his accomplishment, but what he’s delivered is hardly a disaster.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Cesar Chavez, though respectful and illuminating, never rises to the inspirational level of its titular subject.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story's accumulation of scattered impressions is exactly what bedevils the film's overall impact. The story lacks focus, sustained development, and direction.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie's storyline is not always perfectly clear, seemingly falling into the same murky “grey zone” as everything else.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A climactic speech on the lessons Western democracy might learn from Middle Eastern despotism offers a few moments of pure brilliance. I'd say that speech is worth the price of admission if it didn't also illustrate exactly what the film is missing: barbs that aim for the comedic bull's-eye.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Stunning camera shots by ace Michael Ballhaus are lovely to look at, and the performances are all excellent.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Deli Man needs more meat on its rye.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    On a certain level, Notes on a Scandal can be fun viewing, but, odds are, you'll find you won't respect yourself in the morning.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This new movie is a trifle, a listless excursion into the luxurious problems of rich, white people.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This movie has precious little satirical edge. What is needs is more emphasis on the "vanity" and less on the "fair."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The first 15-20 minutes of this documentary are solid gold.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An article of faith for girls who just wanna have fun; only problem is that the movie doesn't go all the way.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Garner hasn't come across as amusing as she is here in quite some time. Despite many funny bits, Butter also, at times, seems to excoriate the blinkered Midwesterners in the flyover states.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though remaining sweet and tasty, Efron, in his first non-singing and dancing feature film proves he has an agreeable and kinetic screen presence, although his ability to convince us he's truly a 37-year-old encased in a 17-year-old's body is dramatically dubious.

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