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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Nim's Island
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Nobody into lush melodramas dripping in sex should miss this pulsating Italian import.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Among the many strengths of the sweetly touching Introducing the Dwights, a small gem from Australia unearthed at the Sundance Film Festival, is that Jean never becomes Godzilla.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Imaginative and immensely engrossing film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Instantly captivating.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Much of that appeal comes from compelling performances by the two main actors.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Hauntingly tells a story older than the Odyssey and as timely as today's body count from Iraq.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Family entertainment at its best.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Visually stunning, it meshes haunting images with a complex multilevel story about the enchantment of youth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The title is all that's boring about director Michel Gondry's latest mind bender, as trippy as LSD.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A compelling and visually arresting drama.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    As good as family entertainment gets.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Much as she did in "Little Miss Sunshine," Breslin imbues Kit with joy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Suffused with a golden glow, the movie looks and sounds like a fairy tale.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A quirky but surprisingly lighthearted dark comedy.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Bloody good.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A warmhearted film.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like its singular central character, Before the Fall stands out from the pack.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Boasts a collection of oddball characters, some more sharply written than others.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Filled with moments that will make you smile.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A frothy comedy with the most adorable buddies since "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
    • 92 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The film has aged gracefully.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    By creating likable characters and putting them in situations that seem plausible, if a bit of a stretch, the film succeeds where others of its genre fail.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Fun to watch although falling short of a real hoot, this latest in a barrage of family movies largely succeeds at keeping the kiddies entertained and their parents from nodding off.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The director has a natural's gift for storytelling and eye for casting.

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