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 Me and You and Everyone We Know
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Visually stunning, it meshes haunting images with a complex multilevel story about the enchantment of youth.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The film has aged gracefully.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    This is a very little film with a very large heart.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    To say it is about a debilitating disease is as reductive as saying "Little Miss Sunshine" is about a beauty pageant. Both are intimate stories of family ties that bind but sometimes also choke.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    For all the squalor and extremely upsetting subject matter, you can't take your eyes off the screen.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    A revelatory independent film whose moments of incredible sadness are offset by the same state of grace that blesses its astonishing title character.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Accomplishes the near impossible, bringing a fresh perspective to a horrific subject.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The spellbinding power of this almost certain Oscar nominee for best documentary comes from its chilling subject matter.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sad yet offering glimpses of hope.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    You never catch Gosling doing anything out of character. It's the first Oscar-caliber performance I've seen so far this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The best way to take this film is with a box of popcorn and a grain of salt.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    The movie is a stunner, so hypnotic that the length hardly matters.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Though overly long and difficult to digest, it's a feast you won't want to miss.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The result is a film that fails to completely involve you, even as you admire its artistry.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Lower your expectations going into Volver and accept it for what it is: a ridiculously entertaining melodrama with loud echoes of "Mildred Pierce" that provides Penelope Cruz with a vehicle for her multifaceted talents.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The key to enjoying the film is warming up to the heroine, Poppy.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Deliriously original.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Engrossing documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The suggestion that Peter O'Toole is playing some version of his real self in Venus adds a bittersweet poignancy to this quietly affecting British drama.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Immediately has you in its thrall and doesn't let go -- a reminder of how powerful and moving cinema set in wartime can be when all the elements align.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Deliriously charming.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Showing the intricate dynamics of family relationships is something Mira Nair does as well as any director working today.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Instantly captivating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Offers another way into these complex indigenous people, through storytelling as haunting as their artwork.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Offers a brew of wondrous chimera combined with the wonders of human nature.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An emotionally satisfying example of a genre whose sketchiness can be off-putting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    As the title character in Lady Chatterley, Marina Hands does the most persuasive job of feigning sexual pleasure since Jane Fonda in "Coming Home."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A highly amusing combination period film and mockumentary.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Sly, near-perfect comedy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Reprise has a smart and knowing script and will compel audiences to reflect on themselves at that age.

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