Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,616 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 4.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Carol
Lowest review score: 0 Miami Connection (1987)
Score distribution:
1616 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Director James Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd (both of whom co-wrote the script) demonstrate their storytelling virtuosity.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Barry Sonnenfeld's stunning cinematography and the sharply etched characterizations make this film one for the ages.
    • 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 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
    A Prophet is the kind of film that makes you remember why going to the movies can be a thrilling experience.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There Will Be Blood is not a movie that disappears quietly.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Fonda and Hopper’s now-classic film hit the old guard with the force of a rifle shot to the head. [Review of re-release]
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In Carol, all the elements dovetail perfectly to create a movie that is as irresistible as its title character.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Angela Lansbury's frighteningly in-check performance is alone worth the trip.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Captain Phillips we get a viable thriller whose conclusion is already known, and a character who reacts to circumstances rather than a personal, heroic code. And now, it’s a story preserved in brine.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie occasionally continues on too long with certain scenes and may strain the sensibilities of anybody not caught up in its delirious visuals and melodrama, but The Saddest Music in the World nevertheless beckons with a seductive and unforgettable melody.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Director David Gordon Green has made a work of uncommon beauty and intelligence, one that is smart enough to trust its characters and the technical contributions of its crew.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A real winner -- smart, funny, subtle, and resonant -- and there's not a hanging chad in sight.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The work of a fine craftsman and artist.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's possible to point to some weak spots in Brokeback – its seeming multiple endings, the lack of clarity about certain images, some digressions – but there is no movie this year that has moved my heart more than Brokeback Mountain.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Sharp scripting, note-perfect performances, and nimble direction and technical execution combine to make Wag the Dog one of the wittiest and most mordant political satires to come along in quite some time.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's the kind of movie you wish you had more time to absorb and could see more than once before reviewing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    An evocative, probing, enlightening, and impressionistic look at the lesser-known period of Hendrix’s life: the pivotal time from 1966-67 during which the musician discovered his style and voice.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Haneke (Caché) has created a morality tale that concludes with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand: one more example of a solitary act of violence that unleashes a cataclysm.
    • 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.

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