Paddington 2 becomes Rotten Tomatoes' best reviewed movie of all time

Beating Toy Story 2

Jack Shepherd
Friday 19 January 2018 11:01

Doubts over whether Paddington 2 would resonate with American critics as much as with UK-based reviewers has quickly eroded away, our colleagues across the pond equally adoring the loveable bear’s adventure.

As a result, Paul King’s marmalade-filled movie has quickly become aggregate review website Rotten Tomatoes' best-reviewed movie ever with 165 positive reviews and 0 rotten.

The record was previously held by Toy Story 2, which holds 164 positive reviews and 0 rotten, while Lady Bird similarly broke the record last year before eventually receiving a negative review.

There are only four movies on Rotten Tomatoes with 100% positive rating with over 100 reviews: Paddington 2, Toy Story 2, the documentary Man on Wire, and French-German drama Things to Come.

The Independent’s Geoffrey Macnab said of Paddington 2: “Paddington Bear returns to the screen in a superior sequel so full of charm and good humour that it should delight audiences everywhere.” Read the full review here.

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