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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 The Ant Bully
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    An engrossing new drama from France.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    The Visitor, is, if anything, more imaginative and touching than his first.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Wildly imaginative if extremely strange.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Vivid and madcap but fails to connect on any emotional level.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Don't little ones have enough to worry about without ecological concerns popping up in family entertainment? Happy Feet should have stayed light on its feet.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Block's hypnotic documentary, among the finest of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lumpy.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Suffers from Resnais' inability to open it up and give it the look and pulse of a film.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Mehta has created the perfect guide to this strange female world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    The thrills in Spike Lee's singularly savvy thriller are in small unexpected moments.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Insightful but unfocused.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Hauntingly tells a story older than the Odyssey and as timely as today's body count from Iraq.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    That Duncan can't come up with a satisfying ending and lets the story drift into a confusing polemic is hardly surprising. He's guilty of overreaching -- interrupting his very sly satire with quasi-serious thoughts on the end of Soviet communism.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Imaginative and immensely engrossing film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Deeply affecting, "Blade'' portrays an oddly elegant way of life that will soon be like the era in that other movie, "Gone With the Wind."
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Totally original yet filled with familiar human frailties, "Everyone" leaps off the screen to become one of those rare movie-going experiences.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A hauntingly lyrical study of sexual awakening.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Boy A will rivet you while raising issues about forgiveness and just who deserves it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Evokes grand emotions -- anxiety, sadness, joy -- sometimes within moments of one another. Broken Wings has heart and a poetic soul.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An unusual look at love and how it can unexpectedly develop. Those for whom the concept of an arranged marriage is foreign will get a little history lesson on the immigrant experience watching this sweetly engrossing film.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Extremely amusing.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The least appealing of the trilogy.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Riveting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Unlike Sean Penn's demagogue in "All the King's Men," you're able to forget that Whitaker is acting. He embodies the role. When clips of the real Amin are shown at the end, it's almost shocking to realize the extent to which Whitaker has become him.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Gut-wrenching.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An eerily affecting domestic drama combining elements of "The Lost Weekend'' with "Lost Highway.''
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A slow seduction.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    One of very few films to accurately portray the experience of growing up male.