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 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    While hardly glorifying abusive husbands, Take My Eyes, a mesmerizing and deeply disturbing film from Spain, makes an attempt to understand their thought processes.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Utterly enchanting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Heart-wrenching film.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The result is a deeply moving experience, alternately funny and sad.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Hanssen is such an enigma that any attempt to explain him has inherent interest. Breach expends too much energy on a minor functionary, but it is still worth seeing for its fleeting looks into a heart of darkness.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Opens up a world of words.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A spellbinding Australian Western.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sounds great and if nothing else should help diminish the stereotype, blasted by the film's subjects, of Gypsies as little more than pickpockets whom travelers need to be wary of.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Blanc is completely without vanity in showing the physical deterioration wrought by addiction. Her performance is as chilling as Lee Remick's in "Days of Wine and Roses.''
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Doesn't have much to say.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A solidly above-average thriller.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks what could kindly be called coherence.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Notes on a Scandal won't be everyone's cup of tea. But if you like your films strong, this one is not to be missed.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An intriguing exploration of New York theater at the height of its glory.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Glatzer and Westmoreland live in Echo Park, and they have given their film a remarkable sense of place.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Engaging and perceptive.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Daring in its affirmation that a dowdy woman in her late 60s still can let go of her inhibitions and exhibit a lascivious side.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    In the riveting Transsiberian, a train of that name adds international intrigue to the mix.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Viewers will be swept away by the beauty of individual moments and by Ivan Barnev's extraordinary performance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The Rainmaker has a mostly plausible story, an engaging young courtroom hero (Matt Damon, Hollywood's new cover boy), a giant insurance company as the perfect adversary and the best supporting cast of any movie this year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Akeelah and the Bee connects where it counts most, on an emotional level. Only a curmudgeon could watch this feisty but vulnerable youngster rack up victories against all odds without tearing up.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A compelling, tightly made political thriller.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Nightmare-inducing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's a broad generality to say that French filmmakers have a particularly perverse sensibility, but it can be backed up by one import after another. The latest, La Moustache, is wonderfully odd in a minimalist kind of way.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Trumbo is welcome just to bear witness to the severe consequences meted out to one man who dared to do the right thing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Both actors are so appealing, you root for the inevitable meeting to happen somewhere in the vicinity of Wonderland.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Quietly unsettling.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Powerful and moving.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Bouncy, informative and funny documentary.

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