An Oscar Contender's Reviews Are So Good, They Broke A Record

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(Even Armond White, the critic who ruined Toy Story 3's ideal score with a bad review in 2010, liked Lady Bird.) Gerwig responded to the good news, tellingRT, "that there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true".

The site aggregates dozens of reviews to determine a movie's score.

Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Toy Story 2 (1999) - 163 reviews, 100%.

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. Although small indies can tend to hold on to 100% "Fresh" ratings, it's a monumental task for a wide-release film.

Lady Bird, a film entirely deserving of every iota of praise that's been heaped upon it, has notched yet another success, becoming one of the few movies in history to earn 100 percent positive reviews from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Other movies with a 100 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes include Citizen Kane, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Samurai and Twelve Angry Men. 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. The film joins just five others that have earned a flawless Rotten Tomatoes score this year: Faces Places, Jane, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, Truman and Bright Lights. The controversy over the delayed Justice League score was a huge sign of that influence - as well as the blockbuster's disappointing reception at the box office following the tepid critical reactions and Tomatometer score. Perhaps Rotten Tomatoes will bring more attention to individual movie reviews, or spotlight well-deserving movies like Lady Bird that will likely fly under the radar of the larger moviegoing public.