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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Me and You and Everyone We Know
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Charmingly offbeat in the vein of early Woody Allen.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Engrossing documentary.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The offbeat drama The Seagull's Laughter is the kind of movie I appreciate because it never announces where it's headed.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Keeps you riveted through parts that might otherwise be difficult to watch.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Haunting case study of a romantic obsession.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    At its warmhearted center, Beauty Shop is a workshop in how to walk around like Oprah with a feeling of confidence and entitlement.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The best way to take this film is with a box of popcorn and a grain of salt.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Engaging and perceptive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Blanc is completely without vanity in showing the physical deterioration wrought by addiction. Her performance is as chilling as Lee Remick's in "Days of Wine and Roses.''
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An enticingly risque saga of the 16th century monarch.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A highly amusing combination period film and mockumentary.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A feel-good movie.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sweet and deeply moving.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Opens up a world of words.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A well-deserved 2003 Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's reassuring to see Steven Soderbergh return to riveting down-and-dirty filmmaking with Bubble.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's visually stunning, especially in scenes of the African countryside, and takes more risks than most independent films.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    For all the squalor and extremely upsetting subject matter, you can't take your eyes off the screen.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Wildly imaginative if extremely strange.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Passes by like a dream.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    That Duncan can't come up with a satisfying ending and lets the story drift into a confusing polemic is hardly surprising. He's guilty of overreaching -- interrupting his very sly satire with quasi-serious thoughts on the end of Soviet communism.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The result is a film that fails to completely involve you, even as you admire its artistry.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    If the formula seems a little tired, it still has more sophistication and pizzazz than most action films.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Sam Garbarski's use of slow-motion shots is pretentious, and he paces the film too slowly. But he captures the seedy side of London, giving you a feel for Soho during the day when sunshine exposes a cheap gaudiness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The result is a deeply moving experience, alternately funny and sad.

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