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 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Often is on the verge of spilling over into melodrama, but that doesn't bother me because life is the same way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    One of very few films to accurately portray the experience of growing up male.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Woody Allen's strongest and most mordantly funny movie in years, even if it is also his bleakest.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    A breed apart from anything coming off the Hollywood assembly line or, for that matter, from the saccharine romances Britain has lately produced.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    I don't claim to have seen every entry from around the world, but it's hard to imagine five better than this deliciously offbeat comedy, as wildly inventive as anything Billy Wilder ever conceived.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Hauntingly tells a story older than the Odyssey and as timely as today's body count from Iraq.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Block's hypnotic documentary, among the finest of the year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    This is a very little film with a very large heart.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sad yet offering glimpses of hope.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An old-fashioned and occasionally schmaltzy movie that delivers an emotional wallop
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sweet and deeply moving.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The film has aged gracefully.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Hits a bulls-eye.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Wondrous performances.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The directors pull off this faux documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Schizo offers not just the proverbial window into village life in Kazakhstan, but a panoramic view.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    At its warmhearted center, Beauty Shop is a workshop in how to walk around like Oprah with a feeling of confidence and entitlement.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Vivid and madcap but fails to connect on any emotional level.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A marital comedy as perceptive as it is delectable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A very human story.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A hauntingly lyrical study of sexual awakening.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Though overly long and difficult to digest, it's a feast you won't want to miss.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Engaging and perceptive.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An argument could be made that too many bad things happen to the good members of this sisterhood. The movie does occasionally teeter on the brink of soap opera, but then, so does life.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The humor is all over the place, veering from light to dark and from broad to subtle -- as if an "I Love Lucy" episode had been retooled by Woody Allen.