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 The Ant Bully
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This is familiar territory for writer-director Nancy Meyers, Hollywood's queen of the chick flick. Her latest has charming moments and a hopeful message for despondent singles, but it lacks the emotional resonance of Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give" and the zaniness of "What Women Want."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Distressingly predictable and not a tad scary. But as a parody of the genre, it's a scream, like the "Scream'' franchise, only funnier. It's as if all the ingredients for a thriller coagulated into Silly Putty.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard are incredibly compelling and hold your attention despite Jordan's deliberately slow pacing.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While the documentary does a credible job of pointing out the magnitude of the problem, it skirts the issue of what can be done about it and by whom.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The producers have stated that they're going after an American market that supports Spanish-language TV networks, radio stations and newspapers. This niche audience may well respond to not being required to read subtitles, for once, in a movie geared to them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A pretty ugly movie in its own right.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    An overwrought and ultimately silly thriller.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A noble try that disappoints.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The truly shocking thing about the new version is that it's not bloody awful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The least appealing of the trilogy.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A potentially great movie winds up buried inside a just OK one.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Superficially entertaining romantic romp.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Doesn't have much to say.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The movie is one big in-joke. It's watchable, but eventually wears you down with its over-the-top cleverness.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Harris' impressive channeling of Ludwig is diluted by the decision of screenwriters Stephen Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson to put the copyist front and center, possibly to distinguish their feature from "Immortal Beloved."
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    May be too convincing for its own good.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The attempt to be clever is transparent.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Extremely bleak but occasionally compelling debut feature.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A clever idea, but it's not quite pulled off.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well-intentioned but lifeless.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Only intermittently funny.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A neo-noir thriller long on atmosphere and short on production values.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Another romantic comedy about a career woman who has everything except a man, is Jennifer Aniston's attempt to break out of her TV role. But she doesn't have the magic on the big screen to make us forget where she came from.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Given his built-in appeal, Perry has the opportunity to broaden the subject matter of so-called black movies. He takes a stab at it in "Girls," but he could do so much better.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Despite a clever script and top-notch cast, whose commitment to doing service in the indie branch of the industry is commendable, Unknown falls apart just when it should be coming together.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Something to see and occasionally even to laugh at.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While often cliche ridden and preposterous, it's too busy and loud to put anyone to sleep.

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