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 Little Miss Sunshine
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Perversely fascinating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Riveting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Extremely pleasurable and well worth seeing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Deliriously original.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Quietly unsettling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A slow seduction.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A heartwarming, inspirational tale.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like its singular central character, Before the Fall stands out from the pack.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    High-gloss trash but compulsively watchable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Richard Jenkins gives the standout supporting performance, worthy of Oscar consideration, as Josey's father, a miner unable to conceal his anger at his daughter for having a child out of wedlock and, now, creating dissension at his workplace.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Heart-wrenching.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An emotionally satisfying example of a genre whose sketchiness can be off-putting.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Gut-wrenching.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It works as an intriguingly offbeat character study while offering Nicolas Cage a chance to show why he used to be considered one of the top actors of his generation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A compelling, tightly made political thriller.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The movie harks back to a time before state-of-the-art technology when writers and directors had to rely mostly on imagination.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Funny, original, occasionally poignant and almost all of it too dirty to repeat in a newspaper.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A warmhearted film.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Offers a brew of wondrous chimera combined with the wonders of human nature.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Known for his visual images, Jordan outdoes himself in "Breakfast,'' a feast for the eyes.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    By focusing on one family's dilemma, the movie brings home the messy Middle Eastern situation in a way easier to relate to than the headlines and opinion pieces.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Columbus' schizoid approach works more often than not.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The casting, at least, is magical. Plowright shows both her character's strength and her heartbreaking vulnerability, sometimes at once.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Has an old-fashioned feel, as if it had been made in the period of its setting. I mean this as a compliment.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Accomplishes the near impossible, bringing a fresh perspective to a horrific subject.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's reassuring to see Steven Soderbergh return to riveting down-and-dirty filmmaking with Bubble.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    At its exhilarating best, Following Sean is reminiscent of the lauded British documentaries that began with "7 Up.''
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A highly amusing combination period film and mockumentary.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A wildly entertaining fantasy thriller that propels Russian cinema into the 21st century.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The movie has a sweetness and innocence that makes it near perfect entertainment for its target audience.