For 1,382 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 34% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 64% 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
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Winter's Bone
Lowest review score: 0 Out Cold
Score distribution:
1,382 movie reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    These creatures of the underworld are the fervid fabrications of del Toro's imagination: More than once they will catch you by surprise and make you gasp.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There Will Be Blood is not a movie that disappears quietly.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Synecdoche is the kind of movie that rewards repeated viewings. But sometimes, as Van Morrison sings, it's just best to "sail into the mystic."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An additional treat is seeing Hollywood good guy Henry Fonda playing one of the nastiest curs in the West. Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the great films in cinema history. (8/30/2000 Review)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Repulsion's depiction of a young woman's dissolution into madness is one of the most harrowing mental descents ever depicted onscreen. (Reviewed 11/24/97)
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although made in 1969, this French masterpiece is receiving its first stateside release with a new print struck for the occasion.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Raimunda believes that dirty linen should be washed at home: Thank goodness Almodóvar hangs some of it up on the screen to dry.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A Prophet is the kind of film that makes you remember why going to the movies can be a thrilling experience.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Everything about its scale is epic.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A concept executed with bravura style, intelligent curiosity, and playful wit.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As disturbing as it is well-made, this low-budget indie is a thoroughly original piece of work.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In the end, The Fog of War offers a couple of hours of brilliant clarity amid the noise and chaos.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Harrison Ford gave one of his most memorable performances as Indiana Jones, a dashing Saturday matinee idol for the modern age.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Kidman inhabits the lead character of Suzanne Stone (yes, Suzanne Stone) with such sly and delicious zest that we can only wonder why this aspect of her acting has been buried under blonde dramatic ambitions.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Angela Lansbury's frighteningly in-check performance is alone worth the trip.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Director James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd (both of whom co-wrote the script) demonstrate their storytelling virtuosity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Amy Heckerling’s portrait of high school/shopping mall life in Southern California is still just about as good as it gets...The panoply of teen types and turmoils is dead-on accurate.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    I can think of no other movie that has dared to analyze grief and its aftermath with such naked honesty and precision.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An amazing work, a film that seems to gurgle up from the American heartland, resonant and fully formed, ripe with possibilities.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As sad and poignant and potentially hopeful as it is amusing. The movie is our story as much as it is Schmidt's, no matter if it's viewed as a self-reflection or cautionary tale
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This is the way this ground-breaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This is a movie to love, that touches you in places you never suspected, that shows you that the road less traveled is the road to your dreams.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    By the end of the movie, it’s no longer possible to know anything with certainty -– so convoluted, contradictory, pathological, and long ago have the events become. It’s a movie that will have you talking and thinking for hours.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Very satisfying. Classic storytelling, modern techniques. And the images: This movie has embedded so many strange and new mental pictures in my head that I'm not able to shake free. Yet, neither would I want to be free.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This modern cult classic is a triumphantly dark comedy directed by one of the film world's truly original visionaries, Terry Gilliam. "Imagination" is this futuristic film’s middle name.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the most exciting movies of this, or any other, year. It's smart, funny, and wonderfully crafted and performed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ingenious in its simplicity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's paved with delightfully irregular and unanticipated bits of business that stimulate the viewer to stay fully alert, while renewing our faith in the sheer joy of watching movies.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A wildly inventive, unrelenting thrill that amazes us with its visual and intellectual treats and dazzles us with its ongoing ingenuity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A marvelous achievement that refuses to avert its gaze from the poetry and the insane savagery of the hopeless.