Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,443 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 2.4 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:
1,443 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The rush subsides, however, the minute the movie ends, and leaves the viewer with the faint aftertaste of a processed sugar high.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Ghost Writer hasn’t the complexity or breadth of such stunners as "Chinatown" or "The Pianist," but it is nevertheless a solidly built little roundelay of intrigue with a veracity that seems torn from newspaper headlines.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Eight Below, Marshall has created a family film that doesn't pander, preach, or poop out. That alone is a rare thing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It becomes unmistakably clear that Wuornos’ wretched childhood and young life is representative of a deep failure within American society to adequately protect our young and defenseless. This becomes part of the movie’s argument against capital punishment.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    American Me is crafted with heart and conviction and intelligence. It demands no less of its audience. It insists that there are no quick fixes, but that solutions are of the utmost urgency. It demonstrates how the capacity for change resides within each individual.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Hopefully find the audience it deserves.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Rejecting normality for nomadism, Van Zandt's life was difficult, but, man, what a legacy of music he left.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In the Line of Fire is a terrific action movie with good performances and a smart script that occasionally falters for trying too hard but, on the whole, takes us on psychological journeys that few of us have had opportunities to experience.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Humor is a key ingredient in Kafka, though it definitely leans toward the wry and quirky. The movie loses some of its clarity and narrative force in mid-story however, though it never abandons its original visual style and focus.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A fun, well-assembled and -performed slice of life that requires no special affinity with the subject matter in order to -- ahem -- get one's groove on.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Balibar and Depardieu make a compelling duo who exude an animal magnetism that's undeniable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The performances in this costume drama are wonderful.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Maintains a breezy charm throughout and contains many extremely funny sequences.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A tour de force of modern cinema.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Butler's film hopes to confront our national battle fatigue so that we may move on.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The entire cast is marvelous and capable of conveying continents of emotion with a furtive smile or arched brow.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Smart, quick, funny, and economical, Attack the Block is an alien-invasion movie that is a breed apart.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    At times, it looks as though Broken Embraces might be the love child of Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock, with its dramatic broad strokes, iconic reds, and teasing narrative clues.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What's compelling about Caché is not the answer to the whodunit but Haneke's exacting invocation of palpable tension.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Everywhere in America these days, people pay lip service to the idea of conducting open and honest conversations about race. Due to a fluke of timing and its entertaining quality, Top Five should help get the ball rolling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Brie Larson is a revelation as the linchpin of Short Term 12. An industrious young actress, her performance here is remarkably natural and understated.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ron Howard has delivered a movie that’s a big departure from his previous film, "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." We may not remember him for "The Alamo," but we're glad he kept the Stetson.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Spring Breakers is Korine’s most cogent take yet on society’s outsiders.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Apocalypto is a dazzling achievement. Not only does it showcase a civilization little seen on the silver screen, the film (which opens with a quote from Will Duant) also advances larger questions about the natural and unnatural life cycles of civilizations.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The best Scorsese we've seen in a decade.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The most memorable David vs. Goliath courtroom showdown in recent memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie is tightly wound and expertly unraveled, resulting in a thriller that you'll remember – unlike the hitman Ledda.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This is a film you skip seeing at your own risk.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though the advertising plays up the film's Bush-bashing angle, it gives a false impression. This is really more of a backstage drama.

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