'Toy Story 3' tops highest-rated films of 2010
Saturday 01 January 2011
With most of the film critic associations, from New York to Los Angeles, choosing
The Social Network as the top film of the year, two of the websites that aggregate reviews have compiled overall ratings for the best films of 2010.
Besides some popular films, such as Toy Story 3 and The Social Network, films the critics rate highly are often independent features and foreign language films.
Documentaries represented include artist Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop, war story Restrepo, financial expose Inside Job.
The website Rotten Tomatoes considers a minimum of 60 reviews with a positive or negative rating to give a percentage grade.
Here are the site's Best Reviewed Movies of 2010:
. Toy Story 3 - 99% with 247 reviews
. How to Train Your Dragon - 98% with 156 reviews
. Exit Through the Gift Shop - 98% with 94 reviews
. The Social Network - 97% with 258 reviews
. Restrepo - 97% with 101 reviews
. Inside Job - 97% with 91 reviews
. A Prophet ( Une Prophète) - 97% with 142 reviews
. The King's Speech - 96% with 142 reviews
. Animal Kingdom - 96% with 108 reviews
. True Grit - 95% with 173 reviews
Metacritic's Best Reviewed Movies of 2010 list is based on a minimum of 33 reviews, graded from 0 to 100. The majority of films on the list reflect Rotten Tomatoes' choices, with these differences:
. Winter's Bone - 90% with 38 reviews (instead of How to Train Your Dragon)
. The Tillman Story - 86% with 28 reviews (instead of Restrepo)
. The Kids Are All Right - 86% with 39 reviews (instead of Animal Kingdom)
. Lebanon - 85% with 28 reviews (instead of True Grit)
The verdict is still out from the television critics, the largest group of film reviewers, who will present their winners on January 8 on VH-1, MTV Networks' sister station. That event, the 16th annual Critics Choice Awards, will also honor Richard Gere, with actress Diane Lane ( Secretariat) presenting the award. Maroon 5 is the house band at the event.
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