The story: Orson Welles’ classic in 1941 Citizen Kane was once the 100% rated champion of Rotten Tomatoes. However, some Cranks added a negative review from 80 years ago, lowering its score to 99% on the website.
CA did Paddington 2 the most-rated film, with 245 critics praising. But now Paddington 2 has also received a negative review, bringing it back to a 100% perfect.
The killer of his reputation was critic Eddie Harrison of film-authority.com who gave the film a 2 out of 5 rating. Harrison’s take: “He’s not my Paddington bear, but a sinister, malicious impostor who should be shot in space or atomized from space.” at the first opportunity. Overconfident, sly and brooding, this manly-looking bear bears little relation to the classic character, and viewers should be warned; it’s not your mom’s Paddington bear, and neither will it be yours. Maybe if you’ve never seen the TV show and don’t know better, it will work, but long-term Paddington fans will find it too much to bear.
Harrison claimed his take was not new, claiming he shot the film on a BBC Radio segment when it was released. No one found this 2017 review.
Paddington 2’s demotion comes out of the drama Leaves no trace as 100% new # 1 with 238 ratings. Directed by Debra Granik and starring Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie, the film was a Sundance hit in 2018.