Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,412 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 2.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 About Schmidt
Lowest review score: 0 Couples Retreat
Score distribution:
1,412 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Molly Ringwald is radiant here as the eternal teen looking for love.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Hepburn brings Truman Capote's Holly Golightly to vivid life. [Review of re-release]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    JFK
    Stone makes it virtually impossible to leave the theatre convinced, beyond all shadow of doubt, of the lone gunman theory.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Armstrong presents a warm, funny, and believable rendering of the March family.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie appeals to an old-fashioned sense of horror.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This film is an example of a Western that ought to appeal to a healthy-sized contemporary audience, and is also a remake of the 1957 film of the same name, which is a hallmark of the type of psychological Western.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It takes a village, I've heard it said. It takes a village not only to raise a child but also, in this case, to aid the delusional and help restore good mental health. Or so Lars and the Real Girl would have us believe.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though the history and the palace intrigue are not at all difficult for Westerners to grasp, a tighter running time would probably help this epic reach more eyes in America, where it has received the biggest release ever for a Bollywood
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Balibar and Depardieu make a compelling duo who exude an animal magnetism that's undeniable.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Instead of entering the jungle to find the heart of darkness, Stiller (the director, co-star, and co-writer of Tropic Thunder) goes in to take aim at the Achilles heel of Hollywood: its utter pomposity and self-importance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With top-notch performances (especially that of Mortimer) and the gray of the Siberian wilderness providing an apt backdrop for the movie's gray zones of morality, Transsiberian is on a great track.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Kind of funny and kind of scary, Baghead's central horror motif is merely a structure on which to hang its four-character story about the depth of relationships and the drive to find meaningful work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Frozen River skates matter-of-factly on thin ice.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though fashioned as popular entertainment with laughs, light moments, and mostly humorous segments, Religulous is as serious as a disapproving Jehovah about its mission to upend our rote allegiance to blind religious faith.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Roberts are unforgettable figures, and their insiders' perspective and ultimate survival and rebirth provide an exhilarating example of how wondrous things can emerge from the flood.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Unlike any coming-of-age movie you've seen before. Equal parts sweet and perverse, this Scottish film is unpredictable in places where it might be twee, and subversively fanciful in others where it might be punishing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story builds to a feverish pitch and then never reaches a satisfactory conclusion. But while it’s onscreen, the film moves, incites, and jabs, all while reminding us how difficult it is to grow up female and sane in this world.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ultimately, Frost/Nixon may be stuck in time – but, oh, what a time it was.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Smith gives the appearance of wanting to provoke, but along with his smuttiness, he wears his heart on his sleeve.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Post-JCVD, we'll never again be able to think of Van Damme as just another kickboxer turned actor. Van Damme is an actor, pure and simple, and proves that he is just as deft and accomplished as the movies in which he appears.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Stays remarkably true to a kid's-eye perspective and dormant fears.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Leisurely unfolding, much like a fat novel, this turn-of-the-century Swedish drama has a warm, enveloping feel. It's flawlessly steeped in early 20th century atmosphere, costumes, and culture, but a gripping page-turner this family saga is not.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A confident return to the kind of teen comedy that's funny without being raunchy, youthful without being juvenile, and reflective without hitting you over the head.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The information it presents is eye-opening for medical consumers and health professionals of any stripe. And the film incidentally makes a great case for health care reform.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Cove exposes the dark secrets that underpin the world’s dolphin mania, whether it’s our enjoyment of the animals performing circus tricks in aquariums, the swimming-with-dolphins industry, or the government recruitment of the sea mammals’ intelligence, communication, and sonar abilities for military applications.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Barrymore’s casting choices are intrinsic to the success of the film. Lewis, under her rink name, Iron Maven, hasn’t had this meaty a role in maybe 15 years, while Wilson as the team’s shaggy male coach is a hoot to watch. Harden and Stern, as Bliss’ parents, create fleshed-out characters instead of lazy depictions of the paper tigers that grown-ups usually are in teens’ stories.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Crude's moving testimony and careful documentation make it hard to turn away from this issue. It will certainly remain in your mind the next time you stop for gas.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Moments of great suspense are sometimes invested with intrinsic humor, moments of trauma can yield great compassion. Often, these seemingly conflicting tones exist all at once, while the oblique mystery never clearly identifies the correct emotion.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Associated with the modernist architectural movement centered in Southern California during the mid-20th century, Shulman’s still photographs are essential to any study of the style’s vast popularization and commercialism.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the rare movies that communicates honestly and artfully about the real casualties of war: the surviving combatants.