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 Little Miss Sunshine
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's a first feature film for both screenwriter Alex Rose and director Gaby Dellal, and their inexperience shows in Frank's underdeveloped relationships with family and friends and in the movie's sluggish pacing.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    With a strongly visual director, Ridley Scott ("Blade Runner," "Alien", the film really shows what's involved at this level of combat training.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A little picture -- the names of the entire cast would fit on half a sheet of paper -- but it’s more heartfelt than movies with 50 times the budget.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The directors pull off this faux documentary.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    As moving as some parts are, it's muddled by a script that tries to pack in too much. There's sufficient material for a couple of films and a sitcom.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Broken English doesn't break any code or offer original insights on the subject. But there's a spark whenever Posey and Poupaud are together.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Woody Allen's strongest and most mordantly funny movie in years, even if it is also his bleakest.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The producers have stated that they're going after an American market that supports Spanish-language TV networks, radio stations and newspapers. This niche audience may well respond to not being required to read subtitles, for once, in a movie geared to them.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The material obviously had to be stretched to fill the big screen for almost two hours.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    To label the parents in Wah-Wah dysfunctional doesn't adequately describe their wildly inappropriate behavior.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An enjoyable if fairly predictable film.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Haunting case study of a romantic obsession.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Two guys panting over the same babe leads to tedium, despite a near-record number of overheated sex scenes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The way Boynton Beach residents reach out to one another is enough to make you consider relocating to one of these communities.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Charmingly offbeat in the vein of early Woody Allen.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    To the extent that this difficult but ultimately rewarding film has a message, it's that you can't run away from who you are.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    The very best thrillers -- a select group to which The Clearing clearly belongs -- exploit subconscious fears that bubble up at vulnerable moments.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The director has a natural's gift for storytelling and eye for casting.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A subtly rich performance by Dillane and a fine supporting cast make this Holocaust drama worth seeing, even if you don't think you can bear another one.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    The real wonder becomes how British filmmaker Sandra Goldbacher was able to write and direct such an accomplished, touching and original movie her first time out.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Distressingly predictable and not a tad scary. But as a parody of the genre, it's a scream, like the "Scream'' franchise, only funnier. It's as if all the ingredients for a thriller coagulated into Silly Putty.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Perhaps the humor has been lost in translation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Although based on a fictional story, it has the feel of truth and is a vivid reminder of the hell Mexicans put themselves through to live in the United States, even illegally.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Known for his visual images, Jordan outdoes himself in "Breakfast,'' a feast for the eyes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A sweet, bordering on saccharine, comedy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Harris' impressive channeling of Ludwig is diluted by the decision of screenwriters Stephen Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson to put the copyist front and center, possibly to distinguish their feature from "Immortal Beloved."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Nobody into lush melodramas dripping in sex should miss this pulsating Italian import.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sweet and deeply moving.