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 Dear Frankie
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Caruso, a very visual director, serves up some surprises and scares, and he's paced his movie briskly. You're out of this disturbing suburbia before you know it, shaken and even stirred.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The casting, at least, is magical. Plowright shows both her character's strength and her heartbreaking vulnerability, sometimes at once.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A wildly entertaining fantasy thriller that propels Russian cinema into the 21st century.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Heart-wrenching film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    With a strongly visual director, Ridley Scott ("Blade Runner," "Alien", the film really shows what's involved at this level of combat training.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Van Houten, a veteran of European TV, is in almost every scene, and her energetic performance keeps Black Book percolating despite an overstuffed plot that strains credibility and often tips over into melodrama.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A heartwarming, inspirational tale.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Attempts something startlingly original by melding light opera with soap opera.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A bit of fluff expertly made and a hoot to watch.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Deliriously original.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sounds great and if nothing else should help diminish the stereotype, blasted by the film's subjects, of Gypsies as little more than pickpockets whom travelers need to be wary of.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Given the juiciest plotline, Tamblyn goes for it, turning in a hard-boiled performance that's a needed contrast to her co-stars' tendency to go for sweet.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Extremely pleasurable and well worth seeing.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An appealingly quirky thriller from Brazil.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Has an old-fashioned feel, as if it had been made in the period of its setting. I mean this as a compliment.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The key to enjoying the film is warming up to the heroine, Poppy.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    As uneven as I Think I Love My Wife often is, it still has an emotional resonance lacking in most films about relationships. By dealing with temptation in even a quasi-realistic way, it affirms that, like comedy, monogamy is hard.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    This deeply moving and disturbing film derives power from being based on the true story of a black South African who does everything possible, no matter how degrading, to get by within an immoral system, but becomes radicalized almost despite himself.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It works as an intriguingly offbeat character study while offering Nicolas Cage a chance to show why he used to be considered one of the top actors of his generation.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    For all its depiction of a descent into drug addiction, Candy is filled with surprisingly sweet moments and goes down more easily than seems possible given the subject matter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Adapted from a French play but never seems stage- bound.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A subtly rich performance by Dillane and a fine supporting cast make this Holocaust drama worth seeing, even if you don't think you can bear another one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Richard Jenkins gives the standout supporting performance, worthy of Oscar consideration, as Josey's father, a miner unable to conceal his anger at his daughter for having a child out of wedlock and, now, creating dissension at his workplace.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An argument could be made that too many bad things happen to the good members of this sisterhood. The movie does occasionally teeter on the brink of soap opera, but then, so does life.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Karyo -- a big star in France but little known in this country -- has Steve Martin's knack for keeping his dignity while doing outrageous slapstick.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Fascinating and distinctly politically incorrect.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like a soap opera, but most of what glitters is gold.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Wondrous performances.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The star's amusingly inventive performance keeps your attention through predictable early scenes when "Ohio" repeats familiar material on women's sexuality. It's like a continuation of "The Vagina Monologues" to see Liza Minnelli, as a New Age orgasm coach.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A tearjerker that earns its sobs with heartfelt emotions.

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