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
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    This deeply moving and disturbing film derives power from being based on the true story of a black South African who does everything possible, no matter how degrading, to get by within an immoral system, but becomes radicalized almost despite himself.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Lower your expectations going into Volver and accept it for what it is: a ridiculously entertaining melodrama with loud echoes of "Mildred Pierce" that provides Penelope Cruz with a vehicle for her multifaceted talents.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An amusing melodrama.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    All along, you know something terrible is going to happen, and when it does, you leave the theater shaken and deeply moved.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Don't little ones have enough to worry about without ecological concerns popping up in family entertainment? Happy Feet should have stayed light on its feet.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    For all its depiction of a descent into drug addiction, Candy is filled with surprisingly sweet moments and goes down more easily than seems possible given the subject matter.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Proceeds at that pace to an ending that is as inevitable as it is poignant.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's a serious subject handled with humor -- not the ha-ha kind, but the hard laughter that comes from recognizing parts of yourself in the Perelmans.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The suggestion that Peter O'Toole is playing some version of his real self in Venus adds a bittersweet poignancy to this quietly affecting British drama.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    For all its dazzling computer-generated sequences, "Museum'' wouldn't be nearly the delight it is without the talents of some of the best comedians in the business.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like a soap opera, but most of what glitters is gold.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Overall Freedom Writers is a noble effort. At a time when New Year's resolutions to change already are falling by the wayside, you can't help but be moved by a group of young people who followed through on their resolve.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The result is a deeply moving experience, alternately funny and sad.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Compelling and deeply disturbing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    That the film succeeds as well as it does despite a series of coincidences that strain credibility is a credit to a fine cast and a joie de vivre that pervades even the most implausible moments.

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