Citizen Ruth Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 6, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Bold drama about the dangers of zealotry.
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 18, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 4, 2004
| 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
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
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 27, 2009
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
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Nell Bernstein
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
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David Ansen
Newsweek
March 31, 2008
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Washington Post
January 1, 2000

E! Online
January 1, 2000

Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
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Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
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