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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Inside Man
Lowest review score: 0 Wild Hogs
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like a Christmas present you didn't know you wanted but are delighted to receive.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Charmingly offbeat in the vein of early Woody Allen.
    • 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.''
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    When the movie is viewed with fresh eyes, the most captivating feature is this surreal Vegas -- its neon signs askew, as if reconfigured by Andy Warhol, and its preternaturally glistening streets a siren's call to an ever-new batch of suckers.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Boasts a collection of oddball characters, some more sharply written than others.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Surprisingly robust.
    • 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Karyo -- a big star in France but little known in this country -- has Steve Martin's knack for keeping his dignity while doing outrageous slapstick.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A frothy comedy with the most adorable buddies since "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    With a strongly visual director, Ridley Scott ("Blade Runner," "Alien", the film really shows what's involved at this level of combat training.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A powerful and disturbing political drama.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Bouncy, informative and funny documentary.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Worth seeing.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Brosnan and Moore display a knack for fast delivery of smart dialogue both in court and in bed. Their verbal sparring is the main attraction of Laws of Attraction and helped me overlook plot holes of massive proportions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A bit of fluff expertly made and a hoot to watch.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Adapted from a French play but never seems stage- bound.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    If the formula seems a little tired, it still has more sophistication and pizzazz than most action films.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A feel-good movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The director has a natural's gift for storytelling and eye for casting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A well-deserved 2003 Oscar nominee for best foreign-language film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The Rainmaker has a mostly plausible story, an engaging young courtroom hero (Matt Damon, Hollywood's new cover boy), a giant insurance company as the perfect adversary and the best supporting cast of any movie this year.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    That the film finds its own groove is due largely to the eye of director Ernest Dickerson. Not surprisingly, he began his career as a cinematographer, working on Spike Lee’s early films.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Good in their individual scenes, Yakusho and Kusakari are magical together. They convey so much yearning -- not so much for each other as for that extra something to give real meaning to their lives.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Both actors are so appealing, you root for the inevitable meeting to happen somewhere in the vicinity of Wonderland.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Passes by like a dream.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An intriguing exploration of New York theater at the height of its glory.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    An eerily affecting domestic drama combining elements of "The Lost Weekend'' with "Lost Highway.''
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A disturbing drama about the dehumanizing and humiliating effects of war.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The film's ambitions are laudable, and it manages to be touching, funny and true to life. It seems ungrateful to ask for anything more.