As of November 27, 2017, Lady Bird held the distinction of being the highest rated movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes — with 165 reviews, all at a 100% fresh rating. It edged out longtime favorite and previous title holder Toy Story 2 (163 reviews) for the honor. But a fuzzy new contender has emerged to capture the hearts and ratings of reviewers everywhere.
Who has snatched the record from Lady Bird's hands with his charmingly icky, marmalade-sticky paws? Paddington.
And Paddington fans are a passionate bunch:
Paddington 2 as a warm fuzzy family movie is pretty damn good. stuff in there for kids/adults— 🎉Zepblackstar🎉 (@zepblackstar) January 20, 2018
Loved Paddington 2, a great movie about if my dog was a talking bear and also maybe about prison reform and immigration rights? Truly deserving of its 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.— Summer Anne Burton (@summeranne) January 20, 2018
Like, really passionate:
Paddington Bear 2 has broken the record for best reviewed film of all time on Rotten Tomatoes and there is therefore some justice in the world.— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) January 19, 2018
It was so good I embarrassed my husband & 2 kids by laughing the loudest in the Saturday morning family viewing. I was just happy! (Which is saying something for someone with depression 😂)— Charlotte D 🇬🇧 loves 🇪🇺 #FBPE (@ldnewbie1974) January 19, 2018
Others vowed to get to the theaters to see what all the fuss is about:
🙂 I have to see this now! I LOVED the paddington books! And look at that cute face ☺️— Kris (@flipperbrain) January 20, 2018
Though there seems to be no arguing its inherent entertainment value, some folks are questioning its new distinction:
But I'd think twice before tampering with its rating:
ME: “the obsession with Rotten Tomatoes is dangerous and deeply absurd”— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) January 14, 2018
ALSO ME: “i will happily murder anyone who even THINKS about ruining Paddington 2’s 100% score."
PADDINGTON: “if you are kind and polite the world will be right.”
ME AGAIN: “happily. murder.” pic.twitter.com/sOMCyqLyFG