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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Notes on a Scandal
Lowest review score: 0 Dear Wendy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Amusing performances -- especially from Willis, who takes on a new personality with each new hairstyle -- can't disguise the fact that the film is basically a pastiche of recent movies.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks compelling narrative.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A pretty ugly movie in its own right.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Overly long and not especially enlightening film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A lumpy concoction.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The truly shocking thing about the new version is that it's not bloody awful.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    An unfortunate casting decision, however, comes close to sabotaging a witty script.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The material obviously had to be stretched to fill the big screen for almost two hours.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Unfortunately, Hotel de Love also has all the originality of an all-purpose valentine. First- time filmmaker Craig Rosenberg appears to have seen every relationship movie ever made. To his credit, he borrowed only from the best.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The last half is so superior to the first that you wish they'd rethought the whole thing and devised a way to make it more of a one piece.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Often amusing but lacks the necessary bite.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The film version is gorgeous to look at and contains amusing performances from Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett in the title roles. But it fails to get inside the minds of gamblers as Peter Carey so admirably did in his Booker Prize-winning novel.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The film will have to settle for a bogey rather than a par. Still, some hyperbole is warranted, like "Safest Movie to Take the Entire Family To."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The message is muddled.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    As a sports drama -- a genre that's gotten entirely too much play lately -- "Dreamer" is singularly unexciting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A romantic saga that dares to ask realistic questions.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The attempt to be clever is transparent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's hard to get swept away when you're struggling to figure out who's doing what to whom and why.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Perhaps the humor has been lost in translation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Each time Something New touches on something controversial, it quickly retreats to some silliness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well-intentioned but lifeless.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    An energetic young cast, consisting of a mix of professional dancers and actors who do convincing imitations of Arthur Murray graduates, is positively inspired in numbers combining traditional ballroom steps with hip-hop.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Art School Confidential exudes confidence as long as it is satirizing a questionable, at least according to Clowes, institution of higher learning. But the film loses its way with multiple subplots, becoming a hodgepodge that isn't particularly hard to follow, but, far worse, provides no compelling reason to bother.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    To label the parents in Wah-Wah dysfunctional doesn't adequately describe their wildly inappropriate behavior.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The film is better than it has any right to be, considering the prosaic source.

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