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 Charlotte's Web
Lowest review score: 0 Tideland
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's amusing in a trashy sort of way.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A clever idea, but it's not quite pulled off.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    I'm not denying that a 40-year- old woman might be self-conscious about going around with someone this young. But the subject isn't interesting or provocative enough to sustain an entire movie.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It lives up to its title, flying by in fast motion. Even the first-wave MTV generation may find the pace exhausting, but this piece of fluff wasn't made for them.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Far from the worst cookie-cutter film to come off the Hollywood assembly line, merely the latest.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Much about Living Out Loud is pretty far-fetched, but at least it accurately portrays the dating possibilities for newly divorced women of a certain age.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has to be one of the least charming French romances to find American distribution in recent years.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Although the acting is uneven and the movie's dead spots make it feel far longer than its running time, the twist in Twist' is certainly clever.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A sweet, bordering on saccharine, comedy.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well-intentioned but frequently inert.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A mishmash of a musical. The movie never gels -- despite Kline's nuanced performance, the stars' exquisite period clothes, designed by Armani, and, of course, Porter's great songs.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Another romantic comedy about a career woman who has everything except a man, is Jennifer Aniston's attempt to break out of her TV role. But she doesn't have the magic on the big screen to make us forget where she came from.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Vanessa Redgrave makes a regal if too-brief appearance.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Distressingly predictable and not a tad scary. But as a parody of the genre, it's a scream, like the "Scream'' franchise, only funnier. It's as if all the ingredients for a thriller coagulated into Silly Putty.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Another art film that's more pretentious than it needs to be.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Wildly uneven, with long stretches as dull as Dickie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Considering the talent on both sides of the camera and a story that worked beautifully the first time around, Shall We Dance? should have been a lot better than OK.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Intermittently funny.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lumpy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Feels like a personal vendetta.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While still trumpeting human ingenuity, the new movie lacks the subtlety, character development and exceptional ensemble acting of the 1965 version.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    With Lloyd Webber onboard not just as composer but also co-screenwriter and producer, the film seemed destined to stay true to its roots rather than attempt to transcend them.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Harris and particularly Elise give over-the-top performances that bring Diary to the edge of soap opera.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Amusing performances -- especially from Willis, who takes on a new personality with each new hairstyle -- can't disguise the fact that the film is basically a pastiche of recent movies.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks compelling narrative.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A pretty ugly movie in its own right.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Overly long and not especially enlightening film.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A lumpy concoction.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The truly shocking thing about the new version is that it's not bloody awful.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has the slapped-together, cheesy look of a porno movie. While this could be distracting, the shoddiness sets the mood for a humorous spin on the European porn industry circa early 1970s.

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