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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 Dear Wendy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Art School Confidential exudes confidence as long as it is satirizing a questionable, at least according to Clowes, institution of higher learning. But the film loses its way with multiple subplots, becoming a hodgepodge that isn't particularly hard to follow, but, far worse, provides no compelling reason to bother.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well intentioned, but only occasionally creepy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The message is muddled.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The film version is gorgeous to look at and contains amusing performances from Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett in the title roles. But it fails to get inside the minds of gamblers as Peter Carey so admirably did in his Booker Prize-winning novel.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    As a sports drama -- a genre that's gotten entirely too much play lately -- "Dreamer" is singularly unexciting.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A romantic saga that dares to ask realistic questions.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Wildly uneven, with long stretches as dull as Dickie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks what could kindly be called coherence.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Harris and particularly Elise give over-the-top performances that bring Diary to the edge of soap opera.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Each time Something New touches on something controversial, it quickly retreats to some silliness.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Pretentious drama.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Every once in a while you catch glimpses of originality and see what Gray Matters might have been if it hadn't gone soft and safe.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The Fountain' never comes together. Like the time traveler at its center, it's all over the map.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Lange seems at a loss to know how to convey Martha's malevolence -- and writer-director Jonathan Darby offers almost no guidance.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    It is crystal clear who screwed up this tortuously slow-moving romantic drama.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A mess, and that's really a shame.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The film is a particular disappointment considering its pedigree.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A slow-moving family drama guaranteed to induce a nap if not somnambulism.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The sequel is one big tease.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The movie [Sugarman] made gives little indication that she understands teen girls, dramatic or plain. Much of Confessions seems clueless and -- even worse for moviegoers of any age -- listless.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Recalling the earthiness Broderick Crawford brought to the original, I couldn't help thinking Gandolfini should have been cast as Willie.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The biggest puzzlement about "What'' is what it's doing in major movie theaters around the country when it so clearly belongs on one of those small cable channels given to peculiar programming.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Shoot 'Em Up is not only the title of Hollywood's latest descent into nonsensical mayhem but pretty much sums up the entire inane plot as well.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Muddled, to put it kindly.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A dreary little thriller that irritates more than it thrills.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Poor casting is compounded by a ludicrous script.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    A pile of junk.

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