'Lady Bird' kicks 'Toy Story 2' to the Rotten Tomatoes curb

Calvin Saunders
November 30, 2017

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.

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

Before November: "You mean Lady Bird isn't a biography about Hank Hill's dog?"

Move over, Woody and Buzz: There's a new sheriff in town at Rotten Tomatoes.

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The one shining beacon of light in all of 2017, Lady Bird, has now become the best- reviewed film in Rotten Tomatoes' history. But though some smaller releases can gain a 100% rating through the minimum of five reviews (as was the case for the aforementioned Batman vs. Robin), there is a threshold for wide releases. The more positive "fresh" reviews from critics, the higher a film's Rotten Tomato rating will be. The A24 movie has received a 8.9/10 average critic rating, and is expected to be a strong contender at the Oscars next year - it's already been nominated for three Gotham Awards, including Best Actress, and four Film Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Actress and Best Feature.

Originally released in just two cities, "Lady Bird" expanded to theaters nationwide November 24. Those chosen few include classics like North by Northwest and All About Eve as well as more modern critical darlings like Man on Wire and Greta Gerwig's new film, Lady Bird, which joined the ranks of the 100 percenters just a few weeks ago. On top of that, the movie has been a stellar box office success.

The film is Greta Gerwig's directorial debut, which makes the Rotten Tomatoes' feat all the more impressive.

And as Lady Bird emphatically responds: "It is enough!"

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