For 408 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 0.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ruthe Stein's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Clearing
Lowest review score: 0 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 56 out of 408
408 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Boasts a collection of oddball characters, some more sharply written than others.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Becomes tiresome.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Surprisingly robust.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Adapted from a French play but never seems stage- bound.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Lacks what could kindly be called coherence.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    When the movie is viewed with fresh eyes, the most captivating feature is this surreal Vegas -- its neon signs askew, as if reconfigured by Andy Warhol, and its preternaturally glistening streets a siren's call to an ever-new batch of suckers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    The least appealing of the trilogy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Charmingly offbeat in the vein of early Woody Allen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Blanc is completely without vanity in showing the physical deterioration wrought by addiction. Her performance is as chilling as Lee Remick's in "Days of Wine and Roses.''
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The offbeat drama The Seagull's Laughter is the kind of movie I appreciate because it never announces where it's headed.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    The movie [Sugarman] made gives little indication that she understands teen girls, dramatic or plain. Much of Confessions seems clueless and -- even worse for moviegoers of any age -- listless.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    But the jury is still out on Romano's future in movies. Hackman blows him off the screen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    Doesn't have much to say.
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    If you enjoy gross humor -- elevated by an occasional witty line -- and looking at babes, and don't mind a little blood and gore, do I have a date movie for you.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    I don't claim to have seen every entry from around the world, but it's hard to imagine five better than this deliciously offbeat comedy, as wildly inventive as anything Billy Wilder ever conceived.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It says something about this movie that Redford is at his most compelling playing opposite a nag.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Both actors are so appealing, you root for the inevitable meeting to happen somewhere in the vicinity of Wonderland.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Evokes grand emotions -- anxiety, sadness, joy -- sometimes within moments of one another. Broken Wings has heart and a poetic soul.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Karyo -- a big star in France but little known in this country -- has Steve Martin's knack for keeping his dignity while doing outrageous slapstick.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 0 Ruthe Stein
    Exactly what the title implies: mindless.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Played by likable newcomer Jamie Sives, who resembles Colin Farrell without the scowl, Wilbur grows on you the same way this offbeat movie does.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    Much of that appeal comes from compelling performances by the two main actors.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Ruthe Stein
    A breed apart from anything coming off the Hollywood assembly line or, for that matter, from the saccharine romances Britain has lately produced.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    From watching this meandering, stilted movie, anyone unfamiliar with Charles Dickens' novel would be not only disinclined to pick it up but also clueless as to why it's considered great.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    A bit of fluff expertly made and a hoot to watch.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    That the film finds its own groove is due largely to the eye of director Ernest Dickerson. Not surprisingly, he began his career as a cinematographer, working on Spike Lee’s early films.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    Bouncy, informative and funny documentary.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Ruthe Stein
    It's amusing in a trashy sort of way.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 25 Ruthe Stein
    As bad as its title.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Ruthe Stein
    The movie doesn't aspire to be art, merely to entertain adolescent girls, which is practically guaranteed by the luminous presence of Anne Hathaway.

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