For 409 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 43% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Apartment
Lowest review score: 0 Nowhere
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 409
409 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The title is all that's boring about director Michel Gondry's latest mind bender, as trippy as LSD.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The new movie shrieks of motherhood - raising hot-button issues like biological clocks running down, the rights of birth mothers and whether to adopt or give artificial insemination a shot.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Still feels stagebound, inert when it needs to be cinematic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A compelling and visually arresting drama.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    As good as family entertainment gets.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Pretentious drama.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Much as she did in "Little Miss Sunshine," Breslin imbues Kit with joy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Suffused with a golden glow, the movie looks and sounds like a fairy tale.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    This movie borders on the ridiculous, but is pulled back by an aesthetic portrayal of the supernatural and by its stars.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A quirky but surprisingly lighthearted dark comedy.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    Every once in a while you catch glimpses of originality and see what Gray Matters might have been if it hadn't gone soft and safe.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Bloody good.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A warmhearted film.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The problem with this one may be that it just isn't British enough.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Like its singular central character, Before the Fall stands out from the pack.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Glatzer and Westmoreland live in Echo Park, and they have given their film a remarkable sense of place.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Boasts a collection of oddball characters, some more sharply written than others.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Don't little ones have enough to worry about without ecological concerns popping up in family entertainment? Happy Feet should have stayed light on its feet.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The Fountain' never comes together. Like the time traveler at its center, it's all over the map.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Ruthe Stein
    This so-called comedy is so not funny, it makes "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" look like Chaplin.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Filled with moments that will make you smile.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A frothy comedy with the most adorable buddies since "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
    • 93 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The film has aged gracefully.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    To say it is about a debilitating disease is as reductive as saying "Little Miss Sunshine" is about a beauty pageant. Both are intimate stories of family ties that bind but sometimes also choke.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    A junior version of "Fight Club," only with no movie stars and different moves.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    By creating likable characters and putting them in situations that seem plausible, if a bit of a stretch, the film succeeds where others of its genre fail.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Fun to watch although falling short of a real hoot, this latest in a barrage of family movies largely succeeds at keeping the kiddies entertained and their parents from nodding off.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Director Robert Mulligan exhibits the same sensitivity about young people and their foibles as he did in "To Kill a Mockingbird." In 1962. You never sense that he's making fun of Hermie or his pals. [08 Jul 2007, p.16]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    It's doubtful that audiences go to animated features to hear movie stars talk. They go because a film sounds like fun and something their kids and maybe they themselves might enjoy. Bolt is all that and more.

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