'Lady Bird' Becomes the Best-Reviewed Movie of All-Time on Rotten Tomatoes

'Lady Bird' Becomes the Best-Reviewed Movie of All-Time on Rotten Tomatoes

'Lady Bird' Becomes the Best-Reviewed Movie of All-Time on Rotten Tomatoes

Here's some perspective: Before "Lady Bird" earned its 164th consecutive positive review on Monday, the Rotten Tomatoes title was held by "Toy Story 2", an animated crowd-pleaser released in 1999. With so many reviews, even a critically beloved movie is bound to come up with at least one or two dissenters (or someone like Armond White, who believes it's his job to play the contrarian).

We don't know how to put this, but Lady Bird is kind of a big deal.

Saoirse Ronan's upcoming film Lady Bird has become the best reviewed film of all time on movie site Rotten Tomatoes with a 100% fresh rating.

The 23-year-old nabbed the Best Actress gong at the Independent Filmmaker Project's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in NY.

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Want more perspective? "Citizen Kane" also has 100% positive critical response, with a 9.4 rating, but only 75 reviews total. With this new Rotten Tomatoes record, the path forward for studio A24 (who won Best Picture previous year with Moonlight) is pretty clear, and I wouldn't be surprised if Lady Bird ended up with nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf), and Best Original Screenplay. The movie now boasts a rare 100% score with 173 reviews and counting on an average rating of 8.9/10. The film has been making steady inroads into the awards season, bagging trophies at the Gotham Awards and finding a spot on the National Board of Review's top ten films of 2017 list. That there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true.

She added, "We are all on cloud nine and using our tomato emoji more than we ever thought possible". "Without lettings its strings show or veering into bald-faced sentimentality, Lady Bird breaks the heart and lifts the spirit in miraculous ways".

Originally released in just two cities, "Lady Bird" expanded to theaters nationwide November 24.

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