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 Brothers
Lowest review score: 0 Dear Wendy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The Astronaut Farmer's goofy quality makes it totally endearing. It's also super entertaining. Critics are fond of referring to movies as a "great ride." With this one, the words couldn't be more apt.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Black Snake Moan' is a trip to that unfamiliar territory well worth tagging along on.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Powerful and moving.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Showing the intricate dynamics of family relationships is something Mira Nair does as well as any director working today.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    As uneven as I Think I Love My Wife often is, it still has an emotional resonance lacking in most films about relationships. By dealing with temptation in even a quasi-realistic way, it affirms that, like comedy, monogamy is hard.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The filmmakers have wisely turned it into a comedy, and a wickedly entertaining one at that.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    You're under the thrall of a new peculiar couple. Both actors appear to be having fun outmaneuvering each other on the ice and onscreen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A solidly above-average thriller.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Van Houten, a veteran of European TV, is in almost every scene, and her energetic performance keeps Black Book percolating despite an overstuffed plot that strains credibility and often tips over into melodrama.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Wickedly funny.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Caruso, a very visual director, serves up some surprises and scares, and he's paced his movie briskly. You're out of this disturbing suburbia before you know it, shaken and even stirred.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    One of those quirky little movies that you marvel ever got made.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Wildly imaginative if extremely strange.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    This is a very little film with a very large heart.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Offers another way into these complex indigenous people, through storytelling as haunting as their artwork.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's visually stunning, especially in scenes of the African countryside, and takes more risks than most independent films.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sounds great and if nothing else should help diminish the stereotype, blasted by the film's subjects, of Gypsies as little more than pickpockets whom travelers need to be wary of.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Heart-wrenching film.
    • 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."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Attempts something startlingly original by melding light opera with soap opera.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An enjoyable if fairly predictable film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A quirky but surprisingly lighthearted dark comedy.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A tearjerker that earns its sobs with heartfelt emotions.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An enticingly risque saga of the 16th century monarch.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A compelling and visually arresting drama.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The filmmakers succeed with an unexpected ending. It's as fresh as everything in the movie, which turns out to be about so much more than one youngster's resilience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Revelatory as well as unsettling.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Filled with moments that will make you smile.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    By creating likable characters and putting them in situations that seem plausible, if a bit of a stretch, the film succeeds where others of its genre fail.