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(Rotten Tomatoes)   So, do you know what film currently holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes? Some Sundance-launched indie darling? Some dark, soul-crushing foreign drama? Would you believe Paddington 2?   ( rottentomatoes.com) divider line
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2018-01-12 11:10:33 AM  
TIL that Hugh Grand is nominated for a BAFTA for his performance. WTF?
 
2018-01-12 11:15:59 AM  
The terrorist have won!
 
2018-01-12 11:23:24 AM  
It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.
 
2018-01-12 11:23:31 AM  
Well, if it's an excellent flick, why not?
 
2018-01-12 11:25:19 AM  
Bears Repeating.
 
2018-01-12 11:25:34 AM  
I believe it. The first Paddington was (unexpectedly) jaw-droppingly good.
 
2018-01-12 11:27:35 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: I believe it. The first Paddington was (unexpectedly) jaw-droppingly good.


It had a really stupid, awful trailer but everything I've heard about the film said it was surprisingly accurate to the source material
 
2018-01-12 11:28:19 AM  

DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.


There's always one that hates it or "just doesn't like it that much." Has RT gotten rid of Armond White?
 
2018-01-12 11:32:30 AM  

DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.


it's been reviewed by 130 critics so far. All gave it thumbs up.
 
2018-01-12 11:33:19 AM  
I prefer Tamponnington Bear myself.
 
2018-01-12 11:37:42 AM  
High ratings, but they seem to be featuring "Molly's Game", A LOT.

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2018-01-12 11:40:15 AM  
I saw it & gave it four SQUEEEEEEEEEEES!!!
Would squee it again.
 
2018-01-12 11:40:35 AM  

FlashHarry: DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.

it's been reviewed by 130 critics so far. All gave it thumbs up.


Just wait until Armond White's review comes out.
 
2018-01-12 11:41:21 AM  

JokerMattly: Bears Repeating.


what you did there. i sees it.
 
2018-01-12 11:42:04 AM  
Given that only parents with children will see Paddington 2, then the ratings are unsurprising.  It's quite a good film for kids and doesn't drive their parents crazy (looking at you, Zootopia) so everyone who sees it will like it.  If I had to rate it to my own personal likes, I'd probably say I don't like it, but that's because I don't have kids and therefore would never have any reason to choose to watch that film.

Kind of like the high ratings for Lady Bird - only the people who will like that film will ever see it.
 
2018-01-12 11:45:10 AM  
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2018-01-12 11:48:03 AM  

DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.


The first one came out in 2015 and it still has a 98%.
 
2018-01-12 12:02:07 PM  

gameshowhost: Just wait until Armond White's review comes out


Did he rave about Suicide Squad or Batman vs. Superman? I mean, he would.
 
2018-01-12 12:02:18 PM  
Look I don't want to white knight Paddington, but for someone that as a toddler the first one was enjoyable for kids and adults and on Netflix. Some of us need movies that fall in the middle ground between a Quentin Tarantino Paddington and a Disney Paddington that isn't a Tim Burton Paddington.
 
2018-01-12 12:06:31 PM  
Surely you can't be serious.
 
2018-01-12 12:07:20 PM  
The first one featured a sociopathic taxidermist that stalked, hunted, captured, and had Paddington on a slab prepared to gut and stuff him alive before his daring escape up a flaming chimney that honestly should have killed him.

My kids were expecting "cute bear eats marmalade."
 
2018-01-12 12:15:19 PM  

sigfile: The first one featured a sociopathic taxidermist that stalked, hunted, captured, and had Paddington on a slab prepared to gut and stuff him alive before his daring escape up a flaming chimney that honestly should have killed him.



But was it good?
 
2018-01-12 12:15:27 PM  
Saw the preview when we went to see Coco. It actually looks like a really fun movie. I'll probably see it on DVD. Along with Ferdinand, which looks like it has absolutely nothing to do with the book, but which I want to watch anyway.
 
2018-01-12 12:29:31 PM  

DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.


It's been playing in Europe for a while now.

Apparently everybody's been somewhat surprised that it's as good as it is.

/ loved Paddington when I was young.
 
2018-01-12 12:44:46 PM  

Fireproof: DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.

There's always one that hates it or "just doesn't like it that much." Has RT gotten rid of Armond White?


He's back with another venue. He'll be around to shiat all over it momentarily, just because that's what Armond does. He's the Milo Yiannopoulos or Tomi Lahren of film critics. He doesn't believe his own bullshait but slings it anyway.
 
2018-01-12 12:57:11 PM  

sigfile: The first one featured a sociopathic taxidermist that stalked, hunted, captured, and had Paddington on a slab prepared to gut and stuff him alive before his daring escape up a flaming chimney that honestly should have killed him.

My kids were expecting "cute bear eats marmalade."


Don't forget about the veiled allegory to British Xenophobia against Muslims!
 
2018-01-12 01:00:52 PM  
Subby, it's been like a decade. There's really no excuse for not knowing how the tomato meter works.

Indie darlings and dramas are never going to get near perfect scores. They rely on making the audience uncomfortable and/or challenging them in some way. There are always going to be people who don't like the particular way you achieved this, or who don't like the characters or whatever. A fluffy kids movie that over delivers on depth is the only kind of movie that's ever going to get this high. It is held to lower standardd, doesn't piss any one off, and entertains.

There's strong correlations to most movies with high scores being good and most scores with low scores being bad, but many of the best movies are in the 60% to 80% range. You cant make something great without pausing someone somewhere off.
 
2018-01-12 01:02:11 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Surely you can't be serious.


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You were waiting for this.

100% on RT doesn't mean it's Citizen Kane, just that 100% of the critics that have seen it say, "Not too shabby. Sure, check it out." or above.
 
2018-01-12 01:06:28 PM  

nakedcritic: Fireproof: DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.

There's always one that hates it or "just doesn't like it that much." Has RT gotten rid of Armond White?

He's back with another venue. He'll be around to shiat all over it momentarily, just because that's what Armond does. He's the Milo Yiannopoulos or Tomi Lahren of film critics. He doesn't believe his own bullshait but slings it anyway.


This is his blurb on Justice League, for example: Justice League. . . [is] one of those wondrous Zack Snyder extravaganzas that fulfill the aesthetic potential of comic-book graphics and achieves essential cinema kinetics.
 
2018-01-12 01:14:03 PM  
I'm waiting for The Incredibles II
 
2018-01-12 01:24:10 PM  
It's just Oscar bait. Only film critics and buffs will enjoy it. Just like Mulholland Drive, if you're not in on the joke, it won't make any sense.
 
2018-01-12 01:25:58 PM  
They're not there for the movie watching, are they?
 
2018-01-12 02:01:14 PM  

FlashHarry: sigfile: The first one featured a sociopathic taxidermist that stalked, hunted, captured, and had Paddington on a slab prepared to gut and stuff him alive before his daring escape up a flaming chimney that honestly should have killed him.


But was it good?


Yes.

I mean, it's very firmly a kid's film, so it's entirely possible you're not the target audience.  But in the context of being a children's feature it was pretty good.  Solid mix of the action bit and unabashed silliness that still hung together well enough to not make the adults in the audience want to slash their wrists like a lot of kids' movies do.

It's not at all unusual for childrens' movies to have pretty high RT scores on average, by the way.  Critics go into them knowing who the target audience is and what to expect and the simplified rating is a single thumbs-up or -down, typically they're going to get cut quite a bit of slack on plot and coherence and a lot of the visual elements that might knock down and adult movie past the halfway point.
 
2018-01-12 02:02:57 PM  

nakedcritic: nakedcritic: Fireproof: DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.

There's always one that hates it or "just doesn't like it that much." Has RT gotten rid of Armond White?

He's back with another venue. He'll be around to shiat all over it momentarily, just because that's what Armond does. He's the Milo Yiannopoulos or Tomi Lahren of film critics. He doesn't believe his own bullshait but slings it anyway.

This is his blurb on Justice League, for example: Justice League. . . [is] one of those wondrous Zack Snyder extravaganzas that fulfill the aesthetic potential of comic-book graphics and achieves essential cinema kinetics.


Armand White never got past 12 years old mentally.
 
2018-01-12 02:09:00 PM  
Marmalade motherfarker!
 
2018-01-12 02:09:07 PM  

nakedcritic: 100% on RT doesn't mean it's Citizen Kane


Citizen Kane also has 100% on RT - but almost half the critics.
 
2018-01-12 02:27:03 PM  

salvador.hardin: Subby, it's been like a decade. There's really no excuse for not knowing how the tomato meter works.

Indie darlings and dramas are never going to get near perfect scores. They rely on making the audience uncomfortable and/or challenging them in some way. There are always going to be people who don't like the particular way you achieved this, or who don't like the characters or whatever. A fluffy kids movie that over delivers on depth is the only kind of movie that's ever going to get this high. It is held to lower standardd, doesn't piss any one off, and entertains.

There's strong correlations to most movies with high scores being good and most scores with low scores being bad, but many of the best movies are in the 60% to 80% range. You cant make something great without pausing someone somewhere off.


Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man. There are top-100 Rotten Tomatoes lists for Dramas and Art House/International on which every film gets over 90%, with many in the high-90s. They are not rare.
 
2018-01-12 02:28:21 PM  
Having seen the first one, I can't say I'm surprised at all.
 
2018-01-12 02:53:26 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: I believe it. The first Paddington was (unexpectedly) jaw-droppingly good.


It really was. I'm middle aged and convinced my very dubious significan viewer to wtach it based on the strength of the reviews. It was a really fun movie, and we just knew that none of our friends would believe us and watch it themselves.
 
2018-01-12 02:56:46 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: Thong_of_Zardoz: I believe it. The first Paddington was (unexpectedly) jaw-droppingly good.

It had a really stupid, awful trailer but everything I've heard about the film said it was surprisingly accurate to the source material


Yeah, the trailer I saw made it look like an average crappy kids' movie. But I guess it makes financial sense to focus on getting kids interested more than the adults.
 
2018-01-12 02:58:09 PM  

seelorq: salvador.hardin: Subby, it's been like a decade. There's really no excuse for not knowing how the tomato meter works.

Indie darlings and dramas are never going to get near perfect scores. They rely on making the audience uncomfortable and/or challenging them in some way. There are always going to be people who don't like the particular way you achieved this, or who don't like the characters or whatever. A fluffy kids movie that over delivers on depth is the only kind of movie that's ever going to get this high. It is held to lower standardd, doesn't piss any one off, and entertains.

There's strong correlations to most movies with high scores being good and most scores with low scores being bad, but many of the best movies are in the 60% to 80% range. You cant make something great without pausing someone somewhere off.

Yeah, well, that's like your opinion, man. There are top-100 Rotten Tomatoes lists for Dramas and Art House/International on which every film gets over 90%, with many in the high-90s. They are not rare.


The two golden globe winners are both 90%+ with lady bird at 99% because of 1 negative review (which was a C+ on that reviewers rating scale) out of 200+. They were somewhat right that a lot of fantastic movies don't reach 90% but they are typically in the 80s not 60-80. Even still it you are 100% correct it isn't rare.
 
2018-01-12 05:56:11 PM  
I think the timing of the movie is very good.  Every review I've read repeats the same mantra:  It's refreshing because it has no cynicism, and good things happen because of all the characters' legitimate decency and niceness.  Plus, it has a cast of pedigreed actors, including Sally Hawkins, Grant, Joanna Lumley, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Gambon, Peter Capaldi, Tom Conti, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and a host of great British faces that you've seen a million times.  I personally don't have a driving desire to see the movie as much as I want to see all these great actors in the same project.
 
2018-01-12 06:44:56 PM  

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2018-01-12 08:21:54 PM  

Shazam999: nakedcritic: nakedcritic: Fireproof: DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.

There's always one that hates it or "just doesn't like it that much." Has RT gotten rid of Armond White?

He's back with another venue. He'll be around to shiat all over it momentarily, just because that's what Armond does. He's the Milo Yiannopoulos or Tomi Lahren of film critics. He doesn't believe his own bullshait but slings it anyway.

This is his blurb on Justice League, for example: Justice League. . . [is] one of those wondrous Zack Snyder extravaganzas that fulfill the aesthetic potential of comic-book graphics and achieves essential cinema kinetics.

Armand White never got past 12 years old mentally.


I mean, can we really know that for sure about a man who is blatantly trolling?
 
2018-01-13 01:19:58 AM  

Shazam999: nakedcritic: nakedcritic: Fireproof: DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.

There's always one that hates it or "just doesn't like it that much." Has RT gotten rid of Armond White?

He's back with another venue. He'll be around to shiat all over it momentarily, just because that's what Armond does. He's the Milo Yiannopoulos or Tomi Lahren of film critics. He doesn't believe his own bullshait but slings it anyway.

This is his blurb on Justice League, for example: Justice League. . . [is] one of those wondrous Zack Snyder extravaganzas that fulfill the aesthetic potential of comic-book graphics and achieves essential cinema kinetics.

Armand White never got past 12 years old mentally.


I like Armond White. 8 out of 10 times he is absolutely right, and there is probably no other current critic with his knowledge of art and film.

Roger Ebert on Armond White:
https://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-jou​r​nal/not-in-defense-of-armond-white
 
2018-01-13 02:23:40 AM  

bikkurikun: Shazam999: nakedcritic: nakedcritic: Fireproof: DecemberNitro: It's been in theaters a grand total of a few hours. Give it time, it'll go down.

There's always one that hates it or "just doesn't like it that much." Has RT gotten rid of Armond White?

He's back with another venue. He'll be around to shiat all over it momentarily, just because that's what Armond does. He's the Milo Yiannopoulos or Tomi Lahren of film critics. He doesn't believe his own bullshait but slings it anyway.

This is his blurb on Justice League, for example: Justice League. . . [is] one of those wondrous Zack Snyder extravaganzas that fulfill the aesthetic potential of comic-book graphics and achieves essential cinema kinetics.

Armand White never got past 12 years old mentally.

I like Armond White. 8 out of 10 times he is absolutely right, and there is probably no other current critic with his knowledge of art and film.

Roger Ebert on Armond White:
https://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-jour​nal/not-in-defense-of-armond-white


What did Armand White say about The Killing of Sacred Deer?
 
2018-01-13 06:02:29 AM  

bikkurikun: I like Armond White. 8 out of 10 times he is absolutely right, and there is probably no other current critic with his knowledge of art and film.


I like him, too. Writing positive reviews about good movies and negative reviews about good ones is actually kind of an interesting niche. I'm surprised someone didn't do it sooner.
 
2018-01-13 08:06:29 AM  

Skyrmion: bikkurikun: I like Armond White. 8 out of 10 times he is absolutely right, and there is probably no other current critic with his knowledge of art and film.

I like him, too. Writing positive reviews about good movies and negative reviews about good ones is actually kind of an interesting niche. I'm surprised someone didn't do it sooner.


I kind of get your position, but I think the poster you're responding to must be a troll.
 
2018-01-13 02:23:12 PM  
It's the Russians at work again.
 
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