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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Visitor
Lowest review score: 0 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 399
399 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A wildly erratic, often annoying but never boring endeavor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The material obviously had to be stretched to fill the big screen for almost two hours.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A mostly entertaining movie with built-in appeal to young audiences. The good news for parents is that it won't put them to sleep.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has to be one of the least charming French romances to find American distribution in recent years.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    As a romantic comedy, Cease Fire is more annoying than amusing.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The mystery of Nancy Drew' is how a movie can get so many things right -- particularly the inspired casting of Emma Roberts as the spunky teenage sleuth -- yet ultimately disappoint.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Isn't likely to win Murphy another Oscar nomination, but it allows him to do what he does best - loads of physical comedy.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well intentioned, but only occasionally creepy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The message is muddled.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    As a sports drama -- a genre that's gotten entirely too much play lately -- "Dreamer" is singularly unexciting.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It works primarily because of the chemistry between Chan and Tucker, which is at its combustible best this time out.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A romantic saga that dares to ask realistic questions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Wildly uneven, with long stretches as dull as Dickie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks what could kindly be called coherence.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Harris and particularly Elise give over-the-top performances that bring Diary to the edge of soap opera.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Each time Something New touches on something controversial, it quickly retreats to some silliness.

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