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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Intermission
Lowest review score: 0 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 27 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A powerful and disturbing political drama.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    To the extent that this difficult but ultimately rewarding film has a message, it's that you can't run away from who you are.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Quietly unsettling.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    As the title character in Lady Chatterley, Marina Hands does the most persuasive job of feigning sexual pleasure since Jane Fonda in "Coming Home."
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Surprisingly robust.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Riveting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Although based on a fictional story, it has the feel of truth and is a vivid reminder of the hell Mexicans put themselves through to live in the United States, even illegally.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Both actors are so appealing, you root for the inevitable meeting to happen somewhere in the vicinity of Wonderland.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An eerily affecting domestic drama combining elements of "The Lost Weekend'' with "Lost Highway.''
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    In the riveting Transsiberian, a train of that name adds international intrigue to the mix.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Hits a bulls-eye.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Revelatory as well as unsettling.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Perversely fascinating.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Mate swapping is so '70s. But Alan Rudolph, who wrote and directed Afterglow, avoids making it seem dated by presenting the menage a quatre as accidental.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Doesn't poke fun at anyone's beliefs.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A very human story.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A compelling, tightly made political thriller.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The Last Kiss ponders what you give up -- and what you gain -- from sticking with what you've got.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Raises the bar for movies geared to teens.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An emotionally satisfying example of a genre whose sketchiness can be off-putting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Insightful but unfocused.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The directors pull off this faux documentary.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A sharp-witted satire of celebrity journalism.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Gut-wrenching.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An old-fashioned and occasionally schmaltzy movie that delivers an emotional wallop
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Boy A will rivet you while raising issues about forgiveness and just who deserves it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Played by likable newcomer Jamie Sives, who resembles Colin Farrell without the scowl, Wilbur grows on you the same way this offbeat movie does.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A little picture -- the names of the entire cast would fit on half a sheet of paper -- but it’s more heartfelt than movies with 50 times the budget.

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