This week the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes returned to the center of the cinematic discussion when an old review of Fourth Estate re-emerged from the archives made the film lose Orson Welles the historic 100% satisfaction, allowing the overtaking of Paddington 2.
The Paddington director also joked about it, why an ironic approach is the only possible one when it comes to the ratings and likes of the films - a topic that is all too often exasperated and to which we tend to give much greater importance than it actually has, especially in the age of social media - but now fans rightly ask themselves: which films are 100% liked on Rotten Tomatoes?
Well, although it is reasonable to expect a small circle of elite titles included in this prestigious club, get ready for the collapse of a myth: there are many, the list is endless, including hundreds of films, other than elite! It is impossible to mention them all (but the completists will be able to find them in the link of the source) so we will limit ourselves to pointing out only a few, also specifying the criteria that manage the ranking.
This is in fact based on the number of official reviews a film receives, which can be a minimum of twenty and an indefinite maximum: that maximum, however, makes the difference, because clearly the more the number of reviews increases, the more difficult it is for a film to maintain. 100% satisfaction: in this sense the absolute record is just of Paddington 2, with a whopping 245 positive reviews.
The other - many - titles with 100% approval we mention M by Fritz Lang, The battleship Potemkin di Sergei Eisenstein, Red shadows at John Ford, Pinocchio of Walt Disney, Rome open city by Rossellini, Trip to Tokyo of Ozu, The word by Dreyer, The seven samurai by Kurosawa, Night Effect by Truffaut, Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Still Walking and Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut. Among the most recent we point out, My friend at the bottom of the sea, City Hall e Quo Vadis, Aida?
As the case of Fourth Estate the ranking is constantly changing, because only one negative review (past or future) is enough to make a film lose 100% approval: after the reign of Orson Welles, Paddington 2 Will it ever fall off the top?