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

As of early Tuesday morning, "Lady Bird" had 170 positive reviews and maintained a 100 percent rating on film review site Rotten Tomatoes.
Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 30, 2017

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.

Instead, it's a coming-of-age tale about a teenage girl who has a tense relationship with her mother.

As of early Tuesday morning, "Lady Bird," starring Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, still had a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with 170 "fresh" reviews.

The site aggregates dozens of reviews to determine a movie's score. The more positive "fresh" reviews from critics, the higher a film's Rotten Tomato rating will be.

"Lady Bird" became the site's best-reviewed film after it garnered 164 positive reviews, edging out 1999's "Toy Story 2."

Originally released in just two cities, "Lady Bird" expanded to theaters nationwide Nov. 24. So there's a decent chance the movie's rating will fluctuate as more critics review it.

At least six other films released this year have earned 100 percent ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, but unlike "Lady Bird," the site did not collect more than 65 reviews for any of those movies.