Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,460 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 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 0 Kazaam
Score distribution:
1,460 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    On the whole, A Bronx Tale is an impressive work and it's easy to see why De Niro connected with Palminteri's story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though The Flower of My Secret is not as crazed as "Women on the Verge," the movie marks the return of Almodóvar's delicious humor and a departure from the nastier streak that this Spanish director has been on recently.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ultimately, Naked Lunch is more about the act of writing, while the original is concerned with the phenomenon of addiction. Each does what it does well… but differently.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The most originally funny movie to hit U.S. screens in a while.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Crooklyn is a winning work whose charms far outweigh any pitfalls.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Tsai’s drama is something like a mixture of Robert Bresson and R.W. Fassbinder, as God’s bedraggled souls struggle with the desires of the damned, and nobody wants to go into that good night alone.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Henry Fool, however, Hartley has made his most dynamic and accomplished film to date.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Berserk from the outset, Natural Born Killers lunges for our collective viscera in its opening sequence (surely one of the most brilliant establishing sequences of all time) and never lets go for the next two hours.
    • 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.

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