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 Me and You and Everyone We Know
Lowest review score: 0 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A potentially great movie winds up buried inside a just OK one.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While often cliche ridden and preposterous, it's too busy and loud to put anyone to sleep.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Visually, the film is a stunner, dotted with psychedelic colors and many shades of red -- one battle is fought with red laser-gun sights -- some looking realistically like blood. When gangsters open fire, their falls are choreographed like a ballet. The problem comes when the cast opens its mouth and Elizabethan dialogue tumbles out.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Only intermittently funny.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard are incredibly compelling and hold your attention despite Jordan's deliberately slow pacing.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The ending is predictable to anybody who's followed the trajectory of outsourcing. Outsourced humanizes those affected by it - even if the story sounds familiar.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Sleuth"is that rare film that would have been better longer. You're not through looking at Caine and Law when the final credits roll.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A sequel arrives for Valentine's Day with the unwieldy title Step Up 2 the Streets. If it performs as well, watch for "Step Up 3: the Sprained Ankle."
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A junior version of "Fight Club," only with no movie stars and different moves.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    An overwrought and ultimately silly thriller.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Leaves you feeling buoyed, but you must endure a level of overacting more suitable for the soaps.

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