Citizen Ruth Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 1, 2006
Uncharacteristically of Payne, the film lacks a sharp point of view, unfloding as a series of gigs (some quite funny), trying to be too fair--for a satire--to both sides of the abortion issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
April 1, 2005
Wicked comedy about abortion conflict. Dern is terrific.
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 7, 2004
Payne didn't hit his stride until Election, but this is a good film.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
June 4, 2003
Payne's biting social satire about the abortion issue is shrewd and raucously entertaining. A smart and subversive comedy
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
April 4, 2003
Worst of all is Dern, who is so gratingly offensive that by the end of the movie you really just want her to shut up more than anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 16, 2003
An auspicious debut for director Payne that did more than hint at teh great things to come.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Bold drama about the dangers of zealotry.
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It's probably too schematic to reward more than a single viewing, but as a provocative one-time surprise it may become a specialized sleeper.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Its weak position on the issues allowed it to throw stones at everyone and seem like it was hip to what was going on.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 6, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 18, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic

Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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