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

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Pride & Prejudice
Lowest review score: 0 Dear Wendy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 55 out of 398
398 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Often amusing but lacks the necessary bite.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A needlessly complicated and confusing thriller.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    For all the filmmaker's good intentions, Fast Food Nation isn't a particularly good movie. It doesn't hold together or grip you the way a documentary might have.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    As moving as some parts are, it's muddled by a script that tries to pack in too much. There's sufficient material for a couple of films and a sitcom.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A peculiar little film -- grim and disturbing yet perversely riveting.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Leaves you feeling buoyed, but you must endure a level of overacting more suitable for the soaps.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A supernatural thriller that keeps your attention while failing to hold you in its grip.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Broken English doesn't break any code or offer original insights on the subject. But there's a spark whenever Posey and Poupaud are together.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Vitus is likable enough and definitely suitable entertainment for young people willing to read subtitles.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This will never be the movie of the month, but you could do a lot worse at the multiplex.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Feels like a personal vendetta.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    An unfortunate casting decision, however, comes close to sabotaging a witty script.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The Pillow Book sometimes seems like three different movies, each one an eyeful but together too much of a good thing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A lumpy concoction.
    • 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."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Has a certain charm and is sure to appeal to tweens, at least the female variety.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    But the jury is still out on Romano's future in movies. Hackman blows him off the screen.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lumpy.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks compelling narrative.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    To label the parents in Wah-Wah dysfunctional doesn't adequately describe their wildly inappropriate behavior.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This is familiar territory for writer-director Nancy Meyers, Hollywood's queen of the chick flick. Her latest has charming moments and a hopeful message for despondent singles, but it lacks the emotional resonance of Meyers' "Something's Gotta Give" and the zaniness of "What Women Want."
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard are incredibly compelling and hold your attention despite Jordan's deliberately slow pacing.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Unfortunately, Hotel de Love also has all the originality of an all-purpose valentine. First- time filmmaker Craig Rosenberg appears to have seen every relationship movie ever made. To his credit, he borrowed only from the best.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    While the documentary does a credible job of pointing out the magnitude of the problem, it skirts the issue of what can be done about it and by whom.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The producers have stated that they're going after an American market that supports Spanish-language TV networks, radio stations and newspapers. This niche audience may well respond to not being required to read subtitles, for once, in a movie geared to them.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A pretty ugly movie in its own right.

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