Marjorie Baumgarten

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For 1,721 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 4.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Marjorie Baumgarten's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 58
Highest review score: 100 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Lowest review score: 0 Miami Connection (1987)
Score distribution:
1721 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The film is a magnificent document of secular humanism.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Restrepo is an example of photojournalism at its finest.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The crisp imagery (by Radek Ładczuk) creates a true sense of menace amid the household banality. Tales about mothers who fear their offspring also strike at a very primal level of mythic storytelling. Vigilance is the only means of protection against creatures from the id.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though we will differ on the methods of improving the American health care system, Sicko's enduring contribution is the undeniable evidence that the system is broken. If the film brings the debate out into the open of our movie lobbies and living rooms, it can’t be long before the conversation trickles into the corridors of Congress.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Nobody Knows is the rare film that successfully tells its tale of childhood from the children’s point of view.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    This folk tale about a magical child has even been cited by some scholars as an early and elegant work of science fiction. However, it’s also possible to bypass all this baggage and just approach The Tale of Princess Kaguya as the gorgeous and expressive film that it is.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Only a quite over-the-top character played by Raquel Welch strikes any false note. Otherwise, Tortilla Soup is a real chef's special.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Smart and self-deprecating story about love and mortality: It’s merely a winter's tale told with a summer's palette.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Though you might have a hard time discussing some of the film’s verbal descriptions of torture with young ones, Persepolis will prove a worthwhile movie for thoughtful teens.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    For the iconoclastic film director Ken Loach and his longtime screenwriting collaborator Paul Laverty, I, Daniel Blake represents their most accessible film ever.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Music has rarely appeared more essential to the human drama.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    In her first solo writing and directing effort, the hard-working indie film actress Greta Gerwig proves that she is her own muse. She takes the well-worn coming-of-age-dramedy format and fashions something fresh, funny, and artful from its familiar tropes. Also delivering the goods is a knockout cast of accomplished veterans and relative newcomers.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Secretary is a testament to the importance of tonality in telling a story.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 66 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Jennifer Jason Leigh's performance is so incredible that witnessing it is reason enough to take a look at this movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    There is a whole lot to be said for fun -- especially fun that can be shared by all -- and in this regard Spy Kids saves the day.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Finds a way to impart this sad history while raising our spirits at the same time.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Haynes brings the emotional underbelly to the surface, he also tricks up the visual surface with elaborate color schemes that provide unspoken clues regarding the characters’ frames of mind.
    • Austin Chronicle
    • 87 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Sometimes people grow up sane despite the best efforts of society to drive them mad. This is the case for filmmaker Jonathan Caouette.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Gets under your skin with its graceful edits and poetic elisions, lovely performances, and faded imagery.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The movie's ending at the train station and the modern-day epilogue feel protracted and indulgent...Apart from the ending though, this is Spielberg's most articulate movie ever.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Blue is a movie that engages the mind, challenges the senses, implores a resolution, and tells, with aesthetic grace and formal elegance, a good story and a political allegory.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Don't let the near-impossible-to-remember title keep you away from this singular and slightly surreal Tommy Lee Jones scorcher.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    The Queen is palace intrigue at its finest.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    From the second it begins, Boogie Nights seizes your senses and pulls you right in: no turning back, no time for debate, no regrets.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Depp, as the the fragile but irresistibily fabulous title character, is a delight.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It was the greatest rock & roll party you never heard of.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    A devastating portrait of impoverished Calucutta children.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    It’s endlessly arguable and open for debate. At the very least, we can all agree that Banksy has found a new wall on which to plaster his art – that of the silver screen.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    At heart, White is a black comedy with intriguing characters and a plot that plays its cards close to the deck.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 89 Marjorie Baumgarten
    Corrosively funny yet emotionally devastating.

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