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 The Object of My Affection
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Pretentious drama.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The Fountain' never comes together. Like the time traveler at its center, it's all over the map.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It is crystal clear who screwed up this tortuously slow-moving romantic drama.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A mess, and that's really a shame.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The film is a particular disappointment considering its pedigree.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A slow-moving family drama guaranteed to induce a nap if not somnambulism.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The sequel is one big tease.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Muddled, to put it kindly.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A dreary little thriller that irritates more than it thrills.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Poor casting is compounded by a ludicrous script.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A pile of junk.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    As bad as its title.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Although well intentioned, has the superficial gloss of a TV movie of the week.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It's as if a trumped-up biopic of Andy Warhol were to appear titled "Soup.''
    • 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.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A turkey.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Sitting through Diggers is so tedious that you might find yourself envying the clam diggers. At least they get to be outdoors.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A lame pastiche of Hollywood romances.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Mitchell may be another Russ Meyer -- a dubious honor -- but he's no Tony Kushner.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Two guys panting over the same babe leads to tedium, despite a near-record number of overheated sex scenes.

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