Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,637 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 4.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 57
Highest review score: 100 Elle
Lowest review score: 0 Gentlemen Broncos
Score distribution:
1637 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Not only does this genre exercise deliver the little jolts and inside laughs that keep modern horror fans pleased, Get Out is also one of the smartest, funniest, and most socially astute films to come around in a while.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Hepburn brings Truman Capote's Holly Golightly to vivid life. [Review of re-release]
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Infamous successfully captures a sense of the loneliness of a writer's life.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A documentary whose content might possibly have further reach than the book.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Syriana is the most challenging and uncompromising movie to come out of Hollywood in a long time.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Lyne's excesses are usually the kind of thing I love to hate, but Unfaithful found me pretty much following along in step with his rhythms and dramatic choices.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    With Henry Fool, however, Hartley has made his most dynamic and accomplished film to date.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In films by the likes of Michael Bay, Paul Verhoeven, and Guillermo del Toro, machines are shown to be the nightmarish enemies of human beings, so it’s refreshing to find the machines in Trash Dance working in harmony with their human operators.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    I Went Down is a small, unexpected treat that promises full satisfaction.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The story is as humorous and raunchy as a good blues refrain, and the way Lazarus and Rae react to each other almost resembles the classic call-and-response structure of the blues.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 78 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The filmmaker has created a haunting movie, one that connects on a visceral level that defies easy explication. The unembellished performances by Cotillard and Schoenaerts exude a raw authenticity that anchor the film's grander melodrama and embed the characters in the viewer's memory.

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