For 398 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Ant Bully
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The movie [Sugarman] made gives little indication that she understands teen girls, dramatic or plain. Much of Confessions seems clueless and -- even worse for moviegoers of any age -- listless.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    From watching this meandering, stilted movie, anyone unfamiliar with Charles Dickens' novel would be not only disinclined to pick it up but also clueless as to why it's considered great.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    As bad as its title.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Muddled, to put it kindly.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The biggest puzzlement about "What'' is what it's doing in major movie theaters around the country when it so clearly belongs on one of those small cable channels given to peculiar programming.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Noirish thrillers live or die by their plot twists and dialogue -- talk literally being cheap compared to action shots. Unfortunately, the script by first-time filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson fails on both counts.
    • 9 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Spending an hour and a half inside a uterus might be more entertaining than this tiresome sequel.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Annoying, soporific and singularly humorless.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A comedy so unfunny, it's tragic.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A bigger mess than the gas crisis.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Sharkboy relies almost entirely on 3-D for its kicks. The novelty, however, quickly wears thin with the thinnest of stories to project.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Poor casting is compounded by a ludicrous script.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A turkey.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The prologue sets a simpleton tone that, distressingly, continues throughout.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A Christian-themed film about redemption with almost no redeeming qualities as entertainment.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A lame pastiche of Hollywood romances.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A disappointing sequel to the far funnier "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The film is a particular disappointment considering its pedigree.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Pretentious drama.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The sequel is one big tease.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    For all the precision shooting, Autumn is a colossal misfire, a tedious film noir wannabe. It doesn't even qualify as film gris.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Two guys panting over the same babe leads to tedium, despite a near-record number of overheated sex scenes.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    With words streaming out of their mouths instead of into bubbles, Ethan and his gang of past, present and future lovers sound laughingly unbelievable. They're on the road to inanity.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The dreary teen drama Step Up appears to be cobbled together from bits and pieces of successful movies.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The desperation TV stars must feel to be on the big screen is the only explanation for Edie Falco and Elisha Cuthbert's appearance in The Quiet, a creepy family drama that reeks of pretentiousness.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Recalling the earthiness Broderick Crawford brought to the original, I couldn't help thinking Gandolfini should have been cast as Willie.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It would require a near-lethal injection of nitrous oxide to induce laughter.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Mitchell may be another Russ Meyer -- a dubious honor -- but he's no Tony Kushner.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Lange seems at a loss to know how to convey Martha's malevolence -- and writer-director Jonathan Darby offers almost no guidance.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It's as if a trumped-up biopic of Andy Warhol were to appear titled "Soup.''