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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The material obviously had to be stretched to fill the big screen for almost two hours.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The last half is so superior to the first that you wish they'd rethought the whole thing and devised a way to make it more of a one piece.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Often amusing but lacks the necessary bite.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The film will have to settle for a bogey rather than a par. Still, some hyperbole is warranted, like "Safest Movie to Take the Entire Family To."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The message is muddled.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    As a sports drama -- a genre that's gotten entirely too much play lately -- "Dreamer" is singularly unexciting.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A romantic saga that dares to ask realistic questions.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The attempt to be clever is transparent.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's hard to get swept away when you're struggling to figure out who's doing what to whom and why.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This harmless bit of fluff lacks the element of surprise but is not without random charming moments supplied by its incandescent star.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Perhaps the humor has been lost in translation.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Each time Something New touches on something controversial, it quickly retreats to some silliness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well-intentioned but lifeless.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    An energetic young cast, consisting of a mix of professional dancers and actors who do convincing imitations of Arthur Murray graduates, is positively inspired in numbers combining traditional ballroom steps with hip-hop.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's a first feature film for both screenwriter Alex Rose and director Gaby Dellal, and their inexperience shows in Frank's underdeveloped relationships with family and friends and in the movie's sluggish pacing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Art School Confidential exudes confidence as long as it is satirizing a questionable, at least according to Clowes, institution of higher learning. But the film loses its way with multiple subplots, becoming a hodgepodge that isn't particularly hard to follow, but, far worse, provides no compelling reason to bother.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    To label the parents in Wah-Wah dysfunctional doesn't adequately describe their wildly inappropriate behavior.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    If you can still be entertained by a thriller that unabashedly borrows from others of its ilk and don't mind reading subtitles, you could do worse than District B13. It's over so fast, in a quick 85 minutes, there's scarcely time to get bored by the silly plot.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The movie is unable to achieve lift-off and transcend the formulaic stuff coming out of Hollywood, despite the perfect casting of Uma Thurman.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Something to see and occasionally even to laugh at.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While dinner and a movie is in theory a great idea, I'd avoid eating before taking in Lunacy.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Superficially entertaining romantic romp.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The movie is shamelessly manipulative.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Well intentioned, but only occasionally creepy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    May be too convincing for its own good.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The problem with this one may be that it just isn't British enough.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This will never be the movie of the month, but you could do a lot worse at the multiplex.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A wildly erratic, often annoying but never boring endeavor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Despite a clever script and top-notch cast, whose commitment to doing service in the indie branch of the industry is commendable, Unknown falls apart just when it should be coming together.