Marjorie Baumgarten
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For 1,466 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 2.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Bonnie and Clyde
Lowest review score: 0 Twelve
Score distribution:
1,466 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Moneyball is a smart, funny, and thoughtful baseball movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Rosewater, along with his nightly mockery of the news, shows that freedom of the press has no greater champion than Jon Stewart.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There are no answers in her film, no intractable rights and wrongs. No characters are indicted for their mistakes or misjudgments, yet no one gets off scot-free either.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the rare movies that communicates honestly and artfully about the real casualties of war: the surviving combatants.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Lunchbox offers us a naturalistic glimpse of middle-class life in modern Mumbai.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite these biases, the movie helps the average American understand the nature of the shell games perpetuated by Enron and how "synergistic corruptions" can corrupt absolutely.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What it lacks in charm, it compensates for with audacity and single-mindedness of vision.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    What the series means in the long run is anybody's guess; I just know I sleep better at night knowing it's out there.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A triumph of style over logic. Although this is not necessarily a good thing, it works spectacularly in this instance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story is much less about its resolution than the experience along the way. At its best, Central Station is a movie of small textures and fleeting moments, the intangibles that pass between people.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A persistent narrative thread that pits Flemish-speaking Belgians against French-speaking Belgians will whiz past most American viewers, but hopefully not distract from its overall impact because this movie grabs the bull by the horns and takes viewers on a surprising ride.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Clerks II will find Kevin Smith's detractors saying that the filmmaker simply regurgitates the past, while his loyal fan base will applaud his return to the tried and true.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    David Lynch doesn't tell stories as much as he shows hallucinations. Wierd, wild, excessive, obsessive, idiosyncratic visions.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the most intelligent, engaging, and gut-bustingly funny revelations to come along in a while.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Together's portrait of its social moment is right-on.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The most articulate and entertaining commentary on racial differences to have come down the pike in quite a while.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    F*ck manages to strip some of the mystique from the forbidden word, and in the end, despite some road bumps, is a satisfying f*lm.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Crooklyn is a winning work whose charms far outweigh any pitfalls.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The fact that Wordplay works as a film at all is a testament to its skill. The New York Times may never find a better marketing tool.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie appeals to an old-fashioned sense of horror.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The swarming dragon attacks may truly frighten the littlest viewers, but the depiction of the pleasures of flight and the conquering of one’s fears should make How to Train Your Dragon a perennial delight.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Hepburn brings Truman Capote's Holly Golightly to vivid life. [Review of re-release]

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