For 1,405 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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Ghost World
Lowest review score: 0 Boomerang
Score distribution:
1,405 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Just about as great as a movie's ever gonna be... As for the storytellng, The Godfather is an intricately constructed gem that simultaneously kicks ass.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Linklater’s newest film, a true masterwork, eschews this big-bang theory of dramatics in favor of the million-and-one little things that accumulate daily and help shape who we are, and who we will become.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    More lethal than a nuclear waste dump, Kubrick's komedy at least kills us with laughter... It's one of the greatest - and undoubtably the most hilarious - antiwar statements ever put to film.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story winds its way over the material, forcing the characters and the viewers to constantly reassess everything they have seen and heard.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Before Midnight surpasses the two previous films in this trilogy in terms of its intelligence, narrative design, and vivacity. It’s a grand accomplishment, and I feel greedy about wanting to see this film series continue.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Angela Lansbury's frighteningly in-check performance is alone worth the trip.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A smart and delightful romantic comedy, yet in the course of creating his new charmer Alexander Payne has sheared off some of the rambunctious edges that made his previous films, About Schmidt, Election, and Citizen Ruth, such marvelous studies in social parody.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Love means being helpmates throughout all of life's stages. Death is part of love's bargain, and Haneke lays this fact bare.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A masterful synthesis of generic conventions and creative imagination, a sublime amalgam of some of the best tendencies and talent our times have to offer.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie's ending at the train station and the modern-day epilogue feel protracted and indulgent...Apart from the ending though, this is Spielberg's most articulate movie ever.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though Crumb is packed with information and telling details, the movie's objective is hardly art history or a survey of Crumb's place in the world of comics. The movie aims for broader subject matter, to discover something about the role art plays in the life of the artist, and about how the release of art may, indeed, allow the artist to function as a stable human being.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Capturing the nuances of quotidian life may not be everyone's cup of tea.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The keen observations of The Class ultimately become a remedial education in themselves.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There Will Be Blood is not a movie that disappears quietly.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The perfect antidote to the summer heat in Austin, more refreshing even than a dip in our chilly holy waters of Barton Springs.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story is bizarre, unique, and thoroughly unpredictable, while its images resemble some kind of bastard offspring of the linear realism of George Grosz and the fantastic foreboding of Edward Gorey.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Queen is palace intrigue at its finest.
    • 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)
    • 91 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As with her other films, when Sarah Polley takes it upon herself to tell us a story, you can bet it’s a tale well-told and one that you’ll want to hear.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A stunning work of beauty, mystery, contemplation, and grit -- and like sands through the desert hourglass, these are the days of our lives.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 67 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Secrets & Lies, despite my dwelling on its problems, is a really solid and enjoyable movie. It's just not what I would call "best of the fest."
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The adaptation by Joel and Ethan Coen (both co-credited as writer and director) of McCarthy's as-if-written-for-the-screen No Country for Old Men becomes a marvelous meld of narrative faithfulness and pre-established sensibilities.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the best movies I've seen this year and, consequently, the less said about it here the better. The beauty of this movie is in the way it twists and turns, thwarting expectations, confounding stereotypes and venturing into places you least anticipate.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Winter's Bone never hits a false note.
    • 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.