For 399 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 1.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Clearing
Lowest review score: 0 Tideland
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 399
399 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Still feels stagebound, inert when it needs to be cinematic.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Considering the talent on both sides of the camera and a story that worked beautifully the first time around, Shall We Dance? should have been a lot better than OK.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The problem with this one may be that it just isn't British enough.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A junior version of "Fight Club," only with no movie stars and different moves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    If you can still be entertained by a thriller that unabashedly borrows from others of its ilk and don't mind reading subtitles, you could do worse than District B13. It's over so fast, in a quick 85 minutes, there's scarcely time to get bored by the silly plot.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The ending is predictable to anybody who's followed the trajectory of outsourcing. Outsourced humanizes those affected by it - even if the story sounds familiar.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Becomes tiresome.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Vanessa Redgrave makes a regal if too-brief appearance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Hanssen is such an enigma that any attempt to explain him has inherent interest. Breach expends too much energy on a minor functionary, but it is still worth seeing for its fleeting looks into a heart of darkness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Intermittently funny.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Sleuth"is that rare film that would have been better longer. You're not through looking at Caine and Law when the final credits roll.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's a first feature film for both screenwriter Alex Rose and director Gaby Dellal, and their inexperience shows in Frank's underdeveloped relationships with family and friends and in the movie's sluggish pacing.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    With Lloyd Webber onboard not just as composer but also co-screenwriter and producer, the film seemed destined to stay true to its roots rather than attempt to transcend them.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Overly long and not especially enlightening film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A mishmash of a musical. The movie never gels -- despite Kline's nuanced performance, the stars' exquisite period clothes, designed by Armani, and, of course, Porter's great songs.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A sweet, bordering on saccharine, comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The film is better than it has any right to be, considering the prosaic source.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While dinner and a movie is in theory a great idea, I'd avoid eating before taking in Lunacy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    I'm not denying that a 40-year- old woman might be self-conscious about going around with someone this young. But the subject isn't interesting or provocative enough to sustain an entire movie.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has the slapped-together, cheesy look of a porno movie. While this could be distracting, the shoddiness sets the mood for a humorous spin on the European porn industry circa early 1970s.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The movie is unable to achieve lift-off and transcend the formulaic stuff coming out of Hollywood, despite the perfect casting of Uma Thurman.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A sequel arrives for Valentine's Day with the unwieldy title Step Up 2 the Streets. If it performs as well, watch for "Step Up 3: the Sprained Ankle."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Suffers from Resnais' inability to open it up and give it the look and pulse of a film.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's amusing in a trashy sort of way.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    That Pride ultimately gets to you is more of a surprise than the outcome because it's not very well-constructed.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Visually, the film is a stunner, dotted with psychedelic colors and many shades of red -- one battle is fought with red laser-gun sights -- some looking realistically like blood. When gangsters open fire, their falls are choreographed like a ballet. The problem comes when the cast opens its mouth and Elizabethan dialogue tumbles out.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This harmless bit of fluff lacks the element of surprise but is not without random charming moments supplied by its incandescent star.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well-intentioned but frequently inert.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    If you enjoy gross humor -- elevated by an occasional witty line -- and looking at babes, and don't mind a little blood and gore, do I have a date movie for you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It says something about this movie that Redford is at his most compelling playing opposite a nag.

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