2018 has been a great year for quality movies in a range of genres, from superhero blockbusters to horror to documentaries.
But a select group of movies has managed to win universal praise from critics and land a 100% critic score on review-aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. These movies also fall into a diverse assortment of genres, from a new take on the studio romantic comedy to a dramatic look at PTSD.
Some acclaimed movies this year just missed the mark, like “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and “Eighth Grade,” which have a 99% and 98% critic score, respectively. Crowd-and-critic pleasing blockbusters “Black Panther” and “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” were also close, both with 97%.
Below are the six movies with a 100% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes in 2018 so far:
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“Crazy Rich Asians”
How you can watch: Coming to theaters August 15
Description: “The story follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. Not only is he the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families, but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. It soon becomes clear that the only thing crazier than love is family, in this funny and romantic story sure to ring true for audiences everywhere.”
What critics said: “What makes it feel fresh, of course, is context: the mere fact of a major studio release completely rooted in Asian characters and settings. And in a movie generally not long on nuance, those facts still matter — both onscreen and in the much bigger sense of what kinds of stories Hollywood chooses to present to the world.” — Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“Leave No Trace”
How you can watch: Currently in theaters
Description: “Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland. The film is directed by Debra Granik from a script adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini and based on the novel ‘My Abandonment’ by Peter Rock.”
What critics said: “The script dodges many of the clichés that viewers might expect from such a story. It refuses to descend into outright bleakness or violence. And Granik doesn’t render nature with some kind of poetic transcendence: She sees beauty in the woods as well as …read more
Source:: Business Insider