Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,645 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 4.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Easy Rider
Lowest review score: 0 Couples Retreat
Score distribution:
1645 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Probably the ultimate writers' film, but it's also a brash, daring, and dynamic film -- as delicate as an orchid but as durable and malleable as the species.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The wonder of The Piano is that such an outwardly simple story could emerge into such a complex swirl of lingering memories.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Eastwood finds the humorous aspects of the character as well, no more so than when the appetite of the widower who lives on beef jerky and Pabst Blue Ribbon becomes the center of attention among the Hmong women cooks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A truly provocative essay.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Instead of using actors, Greengrass employed many of the actual air traffic controllers and military commanders who were on the ground that day. Also aiding his film's universality is Greengrass' use of little known actors in the central roles, preventing stardom from affecting our ideas about heroism and patriotism.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In so many ways, The Quiet American speaks volumes.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Unruly girls around the world are liable to find these Bandits stealing their hearts.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    At the age of 81, Altman may show signs of mellowing, but he again emerges as a master filmmaker.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    These people and the tale of their migration and reintegration into life’s ebb and flow will remain with the viewer long after Johnny's and Sarah’s green cards expire.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The keen observations of The Class ultimately become a remedial education in themselves.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Despite perpetual rumors of its demise as a genre, the Western is alive and well in the Australian outback.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This Tom Clancy thriller gets the proper screen treatment here with this first-rate cast and direction by one of the genre’s best: Die Hard director John McTiernan.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Although the characters and their backstories are carefully thought out, Delpy and Hawke deliver their dialogue as if spontaneous and unmeditated.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Weitz (About a Boy) is a sharp observer, and Tomlin and the rest of the cast are so superlative that any anxiety is quickly quelled. You’re happy to follow this movie over the river and through the woods.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    One of the best movies I've seen this year and, consequently, the less said about it here the better. The beauty of this movie is in the way it twists and turns, thwarting expectations, confounding stereotypes and venturing into places you least anticipate.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Jenkins' superlative work proves her first film was no fluke; let's hope it doesn't take another nine years to hear from her again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    We've come to expect each new Demme film to percolate to an urgently musical beat. (The Manchurian Candidate also features a few cameos by musicians as diverse as Robyn Hitchcock and Fab Five Freddy.)
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Spielmann’s deft storytelling is coupled with immaculate compositions that constrain the characters as confidently as any prison bars. Revanche reveals Spielmann as a true master of his craft.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A terrific piece of work.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A war movie with a conscience, an action movie with a funny bone, a caper movie with a shifting agenda.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Langella is terrific in a small but critical role as CBS president William Paley, although the one essential problem with the film is that it never clearly delineates the jobs fulfilled by the cluster of other newsroom employees that are always huddled about.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Summer Hours is a lovely rumination on the meaning of things, but one that remains rooted in its human subjects rather than the inanimate objects that are more easily graspable.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It's filled with marvelous performances, fabulous wit, and some dizzying images.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Diary of a Teenage Girl is the rare movie that presents the subject of the loss of virginity from the female perspective. Not only is the film unique in this regard, but also in its frankness, humor, and artistry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The on-target performances, along with the unceasing barrage of popular music and daring narrative gambles, combine to make Trainspotting one of the grand movie rushes of 1996.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    When people think fondly of John Hughes, it's movies like Ferris Bueller that they're thinking of.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ida
    There’s a definite austerity to the storytelling, which is enhanced by the crisp black-and-white cinematography by Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Ideas and their visual illustrations come at the viewer in a cascading torrent. The editing by Alexandra Strauss deserves its own recognition for its painstaking exactness.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Spotlight is a great newspaper movie, ranking up there with "All the President’s Men" and "Citizen Kane", and it’s certainly the best of its kind since "The Paper" in 1994, which also happened to star Michael Keaton.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In many ways even more hellish and stylish than its predecessor... A horror cult classic.

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