Lady Bird Is Now Rotten Tomatoes' Best-Reviewed Movie of All Time

Lady Bird Is Now Rotten Tomatoes' Best-Reviewed Movie of All Time

Previously, Toy Story 2 held the record with 163 reviews. In other words, it is still possible that a rogue reviewer could tarnish Lady Bird's ideal score, though the huge number of positive reviews the film has already compiled would still easily make it one of 2017's best-reviewed movies.

As Lady Bird's mother, Marion, says during an especially heated living room argument: "Whatever we give you, it's never enough!"

Move over, Toy Story 2.

A new film has taken the title of best-reviewed movie ever on Rotten Tomatoes - and it's not a superhero flick or a cute, animated Disney story. Walt Disney's Thor: Ragnarok actually has 277 "Fresh" reviews this year, along with 24 "Rotten" reviews, for an overall score of 92%, while fellow indie film The Big Sick received 233 positive reviews, and a score of 98%, earlier this year.

"This is completely incredible and so incredibly appreciated by the entire team that made Lady Bird", Gerwig said in a statement to Rotten Tomatoes.

The 100% list is so inconsistent that Rotten Tomatoes has its own "Best of RT" list that weighs the number of film reviews with the score, resulting in many films with a (gasp) lower-than-100% score to lead the ranking - aka, The Wizard of Oz at a mere 99%. A film can't be "certified fresh" unless it receives a 75% or higher average with 80 reviews or more for films in wide release, including five reviews from Top Critics.

"We put our heart and souls into this movie, and the last step of this deeply collaborative art form of filmmaking is giving the film to the audience and the film critics", Lady Bird writer and director Greta Gerwig told Rotten Tomatoes in response.

She continued, "That there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true".

"It's fantastic", she told Vanity Fair at the Gotham Awards red carpet on Monday night. Either way, use this as an excuse to go see Lady Bird immediately.

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