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 2.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 A Separation
Lowest review score: 0 Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil
Score distribution:
1,382 movie reviews
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Barry Sonnenfeld's stunning cinematography and the sharply etched characterizations make this film one for the ages.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Everything about its scale is epic.
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    As disturbing as it is well-made, this low-budget indie is a thoroughly original piece of work.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A movie that amply delivers on the epic promise of its title, entertaining, enlightening, and emboldening viewers with its deceptively simple premise and execution.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ingenious in its simplicity.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A marvelous achievement that refuses to avert its gaze from the poetry and the insane savagery of the hopeless.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A chilling classic, the movie is a scabrous satire about human deviance, brutality, and social conditioning that has remained a visible part of the ongoing public debate about violence and the 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ghost World resists convenient closures and summaries and some may take issue with its open-endedness. But anything else would have been phony, and Enid would never have stood for it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Director James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd (both of whom co-wrote the script) demonstrate their storytelling virtuosity.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A delightful little wormhole that takes us on a journey to another dimension of consciousness.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Angela Lansbury's frighteningly in-check performance is alone worth the trip.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Bad Education, the great Almodóvar delivers the finest movie of his career.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This is the way this ground-breaking monument was meant to be seen: in mind-boggling 70mm.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A concept executed with bravura style, intelligent curiosity, and playful wit.
    • 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.