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 Charlotte's Web
Lowest review score: 0 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well intentioned, but only occasionally creepy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    May be too convincing for its own good.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The problem with this one may be that it just isn't British enough.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This will never be the movie of the month, but you could do a lot worse at the multiplex.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A wildly erratic, often annoying but never boring endeavor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Despite a clever script and top-notch cast, whose commitment to doing service in the indie branch of the industry is commendable, Unknown falls apart just when it should be coming together.
    • 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."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    For all the filmmaker's good intentions, Fast Food Nation isn't a particularly good movie. It doesn't hold together or grip you the way a documentary might have.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A needlessly complicated and confusing thriller.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Still feels stagebound, inert when it needs to be cinematic.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This is familiar territory for writer-director Nancy Meyers, Hollywood's queen of the chick flick. Her latest has charming moments and a hopeful message for despondent singles, but it lacks the emotional resonance of Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give" and the zaniness of "What Women Want."
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The whole thing is dizzying, like "Moulin Rouge" without songs and dances extolling love.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The movie is one big in-joke. It's watchable, but eventually wears you down with its over-the-top cleverness.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Given his built-in appeal, Perry has the opportunity to broaden the subject matter of so-called black movies. He takes a stab at it in "Girls," but he could do so much better.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Hanssen is such an enigma that any attempt to explain him has inherent interest. Breach expends too much energy on a minor functionary, but it is still worth seeing for its fleeting looks into a heart of darkness.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While the documentary does a credible job of pointing out the magnitude of the problem, it skirts the issue of what can be done about it and by whom.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A supernatural thriller that keeps your attention while failing to hold you in its grip.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    That Pride ultimately gets to you is more of a surprise than the outcome because it's not very well-constructed.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A neo-noir thriller long on atmosphere and short on production values.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Suffers from Resnais' inability to open it up and give it the look and pulse of a film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A noble try that disappoints.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A peculiar little film -- grim and disturbing yet perversely riveting.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The Pillow Book sometimes seems like three different movies, each one an eyeful but together too much of a good thing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The mystery of Nancy Drew' is how a movie can get so many things right -- particularly the inspired casting of Emma Roberts as the spunky teenage sleuth -- yet ultimately disappoint.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Vitus is likable enough and definitely suitable entertainment for young people willing to read subtitles.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A potentially great movie winds up buried inside a just OK one.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While often cliche ridden and preposterous, it's too busy and loud to put anyone to sleep.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It works primarily because of the chemistry between Chan and Tucker, which is at its combustible best this time out.