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 3.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Knafayim Shvurot
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It's as if a trumped-up biopic of Andy Warhol were to appear titled "Soup.''
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The Fountain' never comes together. Like the time traveler at its center, it's all over the map.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Although well intentioned, has the superficial gloss of a TV movie of the week.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A half-baked script by Jacob Meszaros and Mya Stark admittedly gives Feig little to work with. But his young cast is capable of a lot more than is required of them in this so-called comedy.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The best that can be said of this charmless animated picture is that whether or not it ends happily -- an outcome you're unlikely to give a hoot about -- it does, happily, end.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A Western short on dialogue and long on pomposity, is little more than an extended chase scene down a snow-filled mountaintop to a desert floor.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Every once in a while you catch glimpses of originality and see what Gray Matters might have been if it hadn't gone soft and safe.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Although The Reaping' borrows elements from classics of the genre -- rips them off might be more accurate -- it fails to build the psychological tension that made them so creepily good.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Save the price of admission to this dull retread and go have your hair done.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Shoot 'Em Up is not only the title of Hollywood's latest descent into nonsensical mayhem but pretty much sums up the entire inane plot as well.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Chock-full of holes.