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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 QuinceaƱera
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    As good as family entertainment gets.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    While hardly glorifying abusive husbands, Take My Eyes, a mesmerizing and deeply disturbing film from Spain, makes an attempt to understand their thought processes.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Don't Tell often has the eerie feel of a Hitchcock film -- "Vertigo" in particular -- where you're not always sure if what you're seeing is really happening.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    For all the squalor and extremely upsetting subject matter, you can't take your eyes off the screen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    ATL
    An emotionally charged coming-of-age saga that will make you laugh and cry, maybe at the same time.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Akeelah and the Bee connects where it counts most, on an emotional level. Only a curmudgeon could watch this feisty but vulnerable youngster rack up victories against all odds without tearing up.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Mehta has created the perfect guide to this strange female world.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A spellbinding Australian Western.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Dark, disturbing and audaciously original in a way only indies are given license to be anymore, the film never telegraphs where it's heading. But you don't need a pathfinder to sense the general direction is toward hell.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Except for an ending that's so implausible it might have derailed a less solid work, Twelve and Holding is a realistic and sympathetic portrayal of what it's like to be young and confused
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's a broad generality to say that French filmmakers have a particularly perverse sensibility, but it can be backed up by one import after another. The latest, La Moustache, is wonderfully odd in a minimalist kind of way.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    This is by no means a polished film. But it has an energy lacking in thrillers that cost hundreds times more to make. It should be viewed as a calling card from gifted and resourceful filmmakers whom I hope some Hollywood producer will have the sense to sign up immediately.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    There's a manic quality to the film that may wear you down. But at least you won't be bored.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Opens up a world of words.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Deeply affecting, "Blade'' portrays an oddly elegant way of life that will soon be like the era in that other movie, "Gone With the Wind."
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The star's amusingly inventive performance keeps your attention through predictable early scenes when "Ohio" repeats familiar material on women's sexuality. It's like a continuation of "The Vagina Monologues" to see Liza Minnelli, as a New Age orgasm coach.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    So cleverly constructed that it's easy to be taken in and believe these twins really rocked.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The way Boynton Beach residents reach out to one another is enough to make you consider relocating to one of these communities.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    You never catch Gosling doing anything out of character. It's the first Oscar-caliber performance I've seen so far this year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Extremely amusing.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Keeps you riveted through parts that might otherwise be difficult to watch.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The Last Kiss ponders what you give up -- and what you gain -- from sticking with what you've got.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The result is a film that fails to completely involve you, even as you admire its artistry.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The title is all that's boring about director Michel Gondry's latest mind bender, as trippy as LSD.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Compelling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The spellbinding power of this almost certain Oscar nominee for best documentary comes from its chilling subject matter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    With the aid of a charmingly offbeat story and a jolly good dialect coach, the stars leave you thinking, well done. Their spirited performances help cover up glaring holes in the plot.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An unusual look at love and how it can unexpectedly develop. Those for whom the concept of an arranged marriage is foreign will get a little history lesson on the immigrant experience watching this sweetly engrossing film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks the marquee names and production values of big studio romantic comedies, but it connects on an emotional level most of them fail to do.