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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Noirish thrillers live or die by their plot twists and dialogue -- talk literally being cheap compared to action shots. Unfortunately, the script by first-time filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson fails on both counts.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Sitting through Diggers is so tedious that you might find yourself envying the clam diggers. At least they get to be outdoors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Mitchell may be another Russ Meyer -- a dubious honor -- but he's no Tony Kushner.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Annoying, soporific and singularly humorless.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A Western short on dialogue and long on pomposity, is little more than an extended chase scene down a snow-filled mountaintop to a desert floor.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Two guys panting over the same babe leads to tedium, despite a near-record number of overheated sex scenes.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The film is a particular disappointment considering its pedigree.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    So disturbing it makes you uncomfortable watching it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    From watching this meandering, stilted movie, anyone unfamiliar with Charles Dickens' novel would be not only disinclined to pick it up but also clueless as to why it's considered great.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Pretentious drama.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It is crystal clear who screwed up this tortuously slow-moving romantic drama.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The prologue sets a simpleton tone that, distressingly, continues throughout.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The Fountain' never comes together. Like the time traveler at its center, it's all over the map.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It's as if a trumped-up biopic of Andy Warhol were to appear titled "Soup.''
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Shoot 'Em Up is not only the title of Hollywood's latest descent into nonsensical mayhem but pretty much sums up the entire inane plot as well.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The dreary teen drama Step Up appears to be cobbled together from bits and pieces of successful movies.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    An annoying little film that attempts to be lascivious but is merely ludicrous.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    For all the precision shooting, Autumn is a colossal misfire, a tedious film noir wannabe. It doesn't even qualify as film gris.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A bigger mess than the gas crisis.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A Christian-themed film about redemption with almost no redeeming qualities as entertainment.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A disappointing sequel to the far funnier "Diary of a Mad Black Woman."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Chock-full of holes.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It would require a near-lethal injection of nitrous oxide to induce laughter.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Although well intentioned, has the superficial gloss of a TV movie of the week.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A mess, and that's really a shame.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Muddled, to put it kindly.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A half-baked script by Jacob Meszaros and Mya Stark admittedly gives Feig little to work with. But his young cast is capable of a lot more than is required of them in this so-called comedy.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    This is a movie of excesses that doesn't know when to settle down. It aims to be a slapstick comedy, a romantic comedy and a plain old romance but falls short of each goal.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Poor casting is compounded by a ludicrous script.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A slow-moving family drama guaranteed to induce a nap if not somnambulism.