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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Tsotsi
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The new movie shrieks of motherhood - raising hot-button issues like biological clocks running down, the rights of birth mothers and whether to adopt or give artificial insemination a shot.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Entertaining in a pulpy kind of way, like the fight films of the 1930s and '40s, and more accessible than most of Mamet's movies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Reprise has a smart and knowing script and will compel audiences to reflect on themselves at that age.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The best way to take this film is with a box of popcorn and a grain of salt.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sam Garbarski's use of slow-motion shots is pretentious, and he paces the film too slowly. But he captures the seedy side of London, giving you a feel for Soho during the day when sunshine exposes a cheap gaudiness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Much as she did in "Little Miss Sunshine," Breslin imbues Kit with joy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Worth seeing just to admire how Argentine writer-director Marcos Carnevale avoids so much as a whiff of condescension.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    In the riveting Transsiberian, a train of that name adds international intrigue to the mix.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Boy A will rivet you while raising issues about forgiveness and just who deserves it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Given the juiciest plotline, Tamblyn goes for it, turning in a hard-boiled performance that's a needed contrast to her co-stars' tendency to go for sweet.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like its low-key star, Hamlet 2 is more likely to elicit quiet chuckles than raucous laughter.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's doubtful that audiences go to animated features to hear movie stars talk. They go because a film sounds like fun and something their kids and maybe they themselves might enjoy. Bolt is all that and more.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Engrossing documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Viewers will be swept away by the beauty of individual moments and by Ivan Barnev's extraordinary performance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Doesn't poke fun at anyone's beliefs.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It tells the amazing, but mostly true, story of a late-18th century aristocrat who made an indelible mark on English society akin to that of her direct descendant, Lady Diana.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Suffused with a golden glow, the movie looks and sounds like a fairy tale.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The key to enjoying the film is warming up to the heroine, Poppy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A compelling Irish drama.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Becomes tiresome.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks what could kindly be called coherence.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The least appealing of the trilogy.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    But the jury is still out on Romano's future in movies. Hackman blows him off the screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Doesn't have much to say.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    If you enjoy gross humor -- elevated by an occasional witty line -- and looking at babes, and don't mind a little blood and gore, do I have a date movie for you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It says something about this movie that Redford is at his most compelling playing opposite a nag.