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 2.9 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 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Perhaps the humor has been lost in translation.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Far from the worst cookie-cutter film to come off the Hollywood assembly line, merely the latest.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Another art film that's more pretentious than it needs to be.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The whole thing is dizzying, like "Moulin Rouge" without songs and dances extolling love.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The movie is shamelessly manipulative.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Although the acting is uneven and the movie's dead spots make it feel far longer than its running time, the twist in Twist' is certainly clever.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    You can be 100 percent in favor of rescuing adorable orphans from war-torn zones and still find The Children of Huang Shi a tough haul.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It lives up to its title, flying by in fast motion. Even the first-wave MTV generation may find the pace exhausting, but this piece of fluff wasn't made for them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Often amusing but lacks the necessary bite.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A needlessly complicated and confusing thriller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    For all the filmmaker's good intentions, Fast Food Nation isn't a particularly good movie. It doesn't hold together or grip you the way a documentary might have.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    As moving as some parts are, it's muddled by a script that tries to pack in too much. There's sufficient material for a couple of films and a sitcom.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A peculiar little film -- grim and disturbing yet perversely riveting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Leaves you feeling buoyed, but you must endure a level of overacting more suitable for the soaps.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A supernatural thriller that keeps your attention while failing to hold you in its grip.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Broken English doesn't break any code or offer original insights on the subject. But there's a spark whenever Posey and Poupaud are together.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Vitus is likable enough and definitely suitable entertainment for young people willing to read subtitles.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This will never be the movie of the month, but you could do a lot worse at the multiplex.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Feels like a personal vendetta.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Much about Living Out Loud is pretty far-fetched, but at least it accurately portrays the dating possibilities for newly divorced women of a certain age.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    An unfortunate casting decision, however, comes close to sabotaging a witty script.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The Pillow Book sometimes seems like three different movies, each one an eyeful but together too much of a good thing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A lumpy concoction.
    • 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."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    But the jury is still out on Romano's future in movies. Hackman blows him off the screen.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While still trumpeting human ingenuity, the new movie lacks the subtlety, character development and exceptional ensemble acting of the 1965 version.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lumpy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks compelling narrative.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    To label the parents in Wah-Wah dysfunctional doesn't adequately describe their wildly inappropriate behavior.

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