– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Move over, Lady Bird, because there’s one film that may soon become the highest rated film on Rotten Tomatoes.

Late last year, the indie film Lady Bird made a splash when it had 100 percent on the review aggregate site. This slash was then broken when some douchebag critic came in with a positive review of around a B but, not thinking the film was deserving of a 100 percent, decided to mark his review as “rotten.”

RELATED – Lady Bird Just Became The Highest Rated Film On Rotten Tomatoes

Thanks to that d**k move (say what you will about the movie, but if you’re going to give it a “rotten” rating, give it a rotten review!), Lady Bird may soon lose its title as the highest rated film. The movie set to replace it is none other than Paddington 2, the lighthearted sequel to the charming 2015 original.

So far, the film has garnered 165 positive reviews out of 165 total, and while that’s quite impressive indeed, the Saoirse Ronan-starring Lady Bird still has a leg up, with 217 “fresh” reviews out of 218. But, who knows, as Paddington 2 makes waves across North America, it may slowly garner the reviews it needs to usurp the indie flick.

Regardless of where Paddington 2 lies, there’s no denying that its sheer number of positive reviews at this point is impressive, and along with its well-received predecessor, shows that there’s still plenty of great storytelling in kids’ movies.

Have you had a chance to check out Paddington 2 yet? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Rotten Tomatoes

  • Danny B

    If a movie is a good movie, regardless of the genre/type etc, then it should receive a good review. However as a movie ‘fan’ i still only choose to watch a film if it also appeals to me and not based on someones personal opinion only. Certainly i’ll use this, and other, websites to aid my choices BUT….
    After repeatedly being voted ‘one of the best films ever’ i finally forced myself to watch Citizen Kane and – no it is NOT (in my humble opinion).

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      I humbly agree. As a film student, that movie was shoved down our throats, and it’s boring as all hell.

      • Kronx

        I have a long list of films that people call “great’ that I just can’t connect with and vice versa.

        But I do think films like Citizen Kane benefit from review bias.

        • Kindofabigdeal

          In my college cinema-snob days I preferred Cinema Paradiso.

  • Behemothrex

    Well there goes any rep Rotten Tomatoes might have had, seriously.

    • J-man The Great

      Why’s that?

    • Knight Rider

      You sound like
      1) you haven’t seen Paddington 2
      2) you don’t understand how Rotten Tomatoes works

      • Kindofabigdeal

        Don’t listen to him. He’s probably still mad about the score for the Emoji movie.

  • J-man The Great

    I didn’t know there was a Paddington I…who knew!

    • Kindofabigdeal

      I did, but I never seen it because the cartoons were boring. Apparently I’m missing out.

  • newscynic

    Paddington was great. Looking forward to seeing this one!

    • Kindofabigdeal

      Apparently the pop up book scene is very well done.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.