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 Remember Me, My Love
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    You can be 100 percent in favor of rescuing adorable orphans from war-torn zones and still find The Children of Huang Shi a tough haul.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Isn't likely to win Murphy another Oscar nomination, but it allows him to do what he does best - loads of physical comedy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Leaves you feeling buoyed, but you must endure a level of overacting more suitable for the soaps.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The least appealing of the trilogy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Doesn't have much to say.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Much about Living Out Loud is pretty far-fetched, but at least it accurately portrays the dating possibilities for newly divorced women of a certain age.
    • 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.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well-intentioned but frequently inert.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks what could kindly be called coherence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It says something about this movie that Redford is at his most compelling playing opposite a nag.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Another romantic comedy about a career woman who has everything except a man, is Jennifer Aniston's attempt to break out of her TV role. But she doesn't have the magic on the big screen to make us forget where she came from.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's amusing in a trashy sort of way.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Vanessa Redgrave makes a regal if too-brief appearance.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    I'm not denying that a 40-year- old woman might be self-conscious about going around with someone this young. But the subject isn't interesting or provocative enough to sustain an entire movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Becomes tiresome.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has to be one of the least charming French romances to find American distribution in recent years.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A sweet, bordering on saccharine, comedy.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Another art film that's more pretentious than it needs to be.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Far from the worst cookie-cutter film to come off the Hollywood assembly line, merely the latest.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Feels like a personal vendetta.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A clever idea, but it's not quite pulled off.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Although the acting is uneven and the movie's dead spots make it feel far longer than its running time, the twist in Twist' is certainly clever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lumpy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Considering the talent on both sides of the camera and a story that worked beautifully the first time around, Shall We Dance? should have been a lot better than OK.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A mishmash of a musical. The movie never gels -- despite Kline's nuanced performance, the stars' exquisite period clothes, designed by Armani, and, of course, Porter's great songs.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While still trumpeting human ingenuity, the new movie lacks the subtlety, character development and exceptional ensemble acting of the 1965 version.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It lives up to its title, flying by in fast motion. Even the first-wave MTV generation may find the pace exhausting, but this piece of fluff wasn't made for them.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    But the jury is still out on Romano's future in movies. Hackman blows him off the screen.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Wildly uneven, with long stretches as dull as Dickie.