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 Maria Full of Grace
Lowest review score: 0 Dear Wendy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    At its warmhearted center, Beauty Shop is a workshop in how to walk around like Oprah with a feeling of confidence and entitlement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Vivid and madcap but fails to connect on any emotional level.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A marital comedy as perceptive as it is delectable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A very human story.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The sooner you let yourself go with Kim's flow, the more likely you are to come away satisfied. Think of it as South Korea's answer to "Memento," just don't think too hard.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A hauntingly lyrical study of sexual awakening.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Though overly long and difficult to digest, it's a feast you won't want to miss.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Engaging and perceptive.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The humor is all over the place, veering from light to dark and from broad to subtle -- as if an "I Love Lucy" episode had been retooled by Woody Allen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Perversely fascinating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Riveting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Extremely pleasurable and well worth seeing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Mate swapping is so '70s. But Alan Rudolph, who wrote and directed Afterglow, avoids making it seem dated by presenting the menage a quatre as accidental.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    That the would-be buddies are played by Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt ensures enough star power to keep things moving even during the sluggish early scenes that set up their relationship.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    McNally adapted his Tony-award winning play for the screen, and for once a movie is an improvement on the stage version.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Deliriously original.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Quietly unsettling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A slow seduction.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A heartwarming, inspirational tale.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like its singular central character, Before the Fall stands out from the pack.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    High-gloss trash but compulsively watchable.
    • 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
    Heart-wrenching.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An emotionally satisfying example of a genre whose sketchiness can be off-putting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Gut-wrenching.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A compelling, tightly made political thriller.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The movie harks back to a time before state-of-the-art technology when writers and directors had to rely mostly on imagination.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Funny, original, occasionally poignant and almost all of it too dirty to repeat in a newspaper.