Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,442 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 There Will Be Blood
Lowest review score: 0 Twelve
Score distribution:
1,442 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    For those unfamiliar with the notoriously camera-averse philosopher and his thoughts, Derrida will most probably prove to be an unenlightening bore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In contrast to its great title, Mad Hot Ballroom is anything but: Let’s just say I was not spellbound.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite the filmmakers' efforts to humanize Wilson, however, Bill W. still dabbles in hagiography, valorizing the man while also painting him as a reluctant hero.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Not even the rich and nuanced performances of stage veterans Smith, Gambon, and Birkin can save this British period drama from languishing amid the story's unfocused longings and unrealistic musings.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    At times it's almost like "Lord of the Flies," with the camera serving as the flypaper dipped in the honey of the promised land of celebrity.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This Italian import may have greater resonance for the men of Casanova's native land than it does internationally, but it definitely hits on truths infrequently addressed in the movies.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The comedy is often harsh and cruel.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Unlike its multifaceted director, the film never stretches its boundaries.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Totally in the distance is the memory of "Swingers," whose hipster goof has been replaced by a stupid goof. This may be what is meant by the “dumbing down of America.”
    • 62 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Usually, I am not so persnickety about such things, especially with first-timers, but the accumulation of mis-matched shots is so great that you have to wonder why some of the more experienced crew members weren't climbing the rafters to say “Whoa, Mel.”
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite a title change from "The Boat That Rocked" to Pirate Radio, this British import exudes about as much outlaw swagger as Tom DeLay in a dance competition.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Across the Universe will have ardent defenders, but in the long run, it will do nothing to infuse life into the current mini-revival of movie musicals and is as soft-headed as the wishful refrain “All You Need Is Love.” Maybe that works in real life but not in the movies, sister.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 0 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Miami Connection is the sort of film that rarely sees the light of day anymore – a really bad, totally inept mess that reeks of more ambition than talent.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Stuff the cork back in: This wine movie was sold before its time.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie's bright touches belong primarily to Brooke Smith.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    If it's a good heist movie you're after, there are surely better ways to go than with this limp caper.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Seems more like an amateur revue, perfectly all right for what it is, but not meant to be seen beyond an audience of friends and family.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The lesson learned from The Tale of Despereaux is that an overabundance of vocal talent does not a good cartoon make.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's not really a matter of Nancy's retro look and grounding in the fundamentals of sleuthing that separates the women from the girls but, rather, this film's lack of gaiety and surprise that makes it dud for old and new generations of the books' fans.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Unlikely to receive many curtain calls.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie's suspense derives from figuring out how wide the evil net has been cast. But in terms of suspense, this Net is full of holes.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Aronofsky's reach far exceeds his grasp with this film, and the muddle he concocts makes one wonder if there was ever a solid foundation for The Fountain. Hope may spring eternal, but this fountain is a dry hole.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Moog is an inventor's movie all the way.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite a few scattered moments of visceral excitement, the only thing truly frightening about the oh-so-ominously titled Fear is how so many talented people came to be involved in so inane a project.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Pleasant but dull formula film.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Going the Distance has a tin ear and sullied eye: Nothing sounds or looks very good.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ugh. The Rules of Attraction is the kind of movie that leaves vague impressions and a nasty aftertaste.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A classic case of preaching to the choir, since it’s doubtful the film will reach many of the minds that need changing.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Hardly lives up to its name -- bedeviled is more like it.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Marjorie Baumgarten
    V/H/S/2 is for gore hounds exclusively.

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