For 52 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 40% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Steve Ramos' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Beginners
Lowest review score: 20 Takers
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 52
  2. Negative: 2 out of 52
52 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Ramos
    Sweet moments of subtle comedy and straightforward family drama mix perfectly with Mike Mills' trademark artfulness in Beginners.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Steve Ramos
    Epic in scope, and featuring a powerful lead performance by Williams, Reichardt does justice to the myth of the wagon train settlers and makes a Western every bit as beautiful and poetic as Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven," and thankfully a bit more energetic.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Daddy Longlegs is a discovery destined for year-end top ten critics lists and comparisons to classics like Vittorio De Sica's "Bicycle Thieves" are expected. Hopefully, Daddy Longlegs will also introduce the Safdie brothers to the larger audiences they deserve.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    A specialty house crowd pleaser on par with their previous arthouse hit "The Visitor," and Hoffman should be prepared for another round of acclaim; except this time, admirers will be discussing his directing work.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Dogtooth will begin to open the door for U.S. specialty audiences to discover Lanthimos as a new master and anticipate his future films.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Resnais' storytelling is in top form. Turning 88 this June, he's an inspiration to us all.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    The sweetest runaways you'll ever meet are pre-teens Kylie Lawless (Kelly O'Neill) and Dylan Dunne (Shane Curry).
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Ferrera proves herself to be just as talented in dramatic roles.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Fan finds the delicate balance between broad socio-political themes and a single family torn between centuries-old traditions and the desire to succeed in the capitalist world.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    When a filmmaker like Guggenheim is capable of doing that with a topic as complex as the public education crisis, you know you're watching the work of an extraordinary storyteller.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    It's important to note that Waste Land is not a landscape film about the landfill itself. Instead, Walker, who also premiered a second documentary at Sundance, "Countdown To Zero," about the threat of nuclear proliferation, shows that Waste Land is ultimately about the pickers, TiaƵ, Zumbi, Suelem among others, who rise up through the power of their own artistic accomplishments.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    An artistically mature work with pitch perfect performances.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    It's worth remembering that eleven years passed between "Judy Berlin" and 3 Backyards, both of which earned Mendelsohn best director prizes at Sundance.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Burns captures the look and spirit of the times with perfect detail.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Spurlock is at his trouble making best throughout the film, especially when he persuades longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader by offering him a free pair of Merrell shoes.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    British filmmaker James Marsh recreates this tale of an ambitious primate language study through traditional face-the-camera interviews, clever graphics and dramatic recreations.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Troll Hunter may be a relatively low-budget fantasy but the film looks epic in all the right sequences.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    The Guard may be a formula movie but McDonagh does wonders with the familiar character types and action climax.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    Arguably the best creative decision Jacobs and Siskel make in the film is choosing their talented subjects.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    It's by the book advocacy docmaking at its best.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Steve Ramos
    What Foy and his team discover is unbelievable. More importantly, their adventures will prove popular with street art buffs as well as documentary fans.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    The Spierigs make exciting use of their clever vampire premise and the result is a potential horror/action franchise equal to "Underworld."
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Borte supports his jewel of a story idea with dead-on casting, stunning images and product placement that's intentionally heavy-handed.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Moving and more ambitious than a CW serial drama or the long-ago ABC After School Specials because its honesty outweighs its occasionally trite dialogue and sometimes false scenes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Forty-four years after his exciting debut feature "Fists in the Pocket," Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio continues his late-career renaissance with the passionate, beautifully crafted, period melodrama Vincere.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Annette Bening is the most pivotal character in the movie, both angry and scared.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Boasting impressive production values, engaging storytelling and a standout lead performance by German star Ulrich Tukur, John Rabe will receive enthusiastic word of mouth from select arthouse audiences.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Curry also emphasizes the human drama of the kid drivers who face their own distinct challenges and setbacks in order to become champions.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Current Saturday Night Live (SNL) comic Will Forte may have bombed in the recent SNL spin-off "MacGruber," but a dream team of SNL alums, including ringleader Adam Sandler, put the luster back in the SNL reputation with the audience-pleasing, all-ages comedy Grown Ups.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Sullivan's easygoing performance as a Brooklyn musician dumped by his girlfriend prior to a planned Jamaican cruise together syncs perfectly with writers/directors Ben Chace and Sam Fleischner's dreamlike storytelling.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Cairo Time remains smart, compelling and appropriately sad at its finale.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Landau and Burstyn remain compelling throughout.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    (Holmes) fails to deliver requisite laughs to keep the comedy afloat.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    While Caruso will fail to win over adult reviewers, I Am Number Four will connect with teen moviegoers anxious for a new young adult fantasy fix to hold them until the next "Twilight Saga" hits in November.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Reilly delivers another one of his trademark "nutty pal" performances that continue to win him fans.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Hobo is trash cinema through and through and gives fans everything they want from a drive-in throwback. That's something that doesn't happen often.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Pleasantly old fashioned, with plush period sets of '20s Shanghai and actual hand-to-hand combat.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    Instead of a topic documentary, If a Tree Falls becomes the personal story of a well-intentioned man whose passion for the environment leads to serious consequences.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Steve Ramos
    There's nothing wrong with social message melodramas that tackle the AIDS crisis and certainly not every gay release has to please crowds like "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," but Schlim has a good-time movie with a likable cast.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    More so than his other documentaries, Nygard remains in the spotlight from start to finish as he traveled across the globe to seek answers from various religious leaders. It's one thing to fail as a doc showman but by the film's end you feel like you have no answers to any of his questions.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    Production values from designer Anthony A. Ianni are matter-of-fact with the exception of standout effects from key make up artist Colin Penman and his staff. Its cast is fairly forgettable with the exception of Saw veteran Tobin Bell as Jigsaw and Cary Elwes as Gordon.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    While well known to many Down-Under fans, Bran Nue Dae has too much comic kitsch for U.S. specialty film audiences.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    Watching Driver peel rubber proves B grade action movies are a welcome diversion in the era of CGI blockbusters. If only Faster didn't fizzle each time Johnson put down his gun.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    Turns out to be a huge disappointment.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    Genre movies like The Warrior's Way are all about pleasing core fan boys. While the film claims dazzling visuals, Lee fails to deliver the type of never-before-seen martial arts fights fans demand.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    Sappy melodrama, clumsy dialogue and heavy-handed proselytizing derail the inspirational story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    The storytelling falters throughout and The Eagle, despite its grandeur.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    Hardwicke shows a strong grasp at epic fantasy with Red Riding Hood; her nemesis is not a man-eating wolf but an unsurprising script.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    Typically, Carpenter thrives on modestly budgeted films like The Ward, but this one comes off as an amateurish misstep due to unoriginal storytelling from fledgling screenwriters Michael and Shawn Rasmussen.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 40 Steve Ramos
    Void of subtlety and the gritty realism that's trademark for many Sundance dramas, Another Happy Day, from Mandalay Vision, may fail to win over many critics due to its histrionic storytelling.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 20 Steve Ramos
    What helps salvage the film (much to the surprise of director and co-writer Lussenhop and his fellow writers Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus and Avery Duff) are the unintentional laughs generated by the film's outrageous gun battles, childish dialogue and an action chase featuring Brown that seems to go on forever.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 20 Steve Ramos
    Fails to deliver enough clever gags, emotional warmth, or eye-popping 3D to compete with recent family releases.