Do you check out Rotten Tomatoes before you commit to watching a movie? The cost of tickets and your precious time are worth some assurance. Topping this year's 'certified fresh' list is Boyhood with a 99% Tomatoreader rating (100% from top critics). The indie hit from Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight) opened on just five screens two weeks ago, expanded to 107, then 311 and will hit 500 theaters by this weekend.
Mark Boxer, SVP Sales and Distribution at IFC Films told Indiewire the success of their atypical narrative:
There's a lot of Oscar chatter about Boyhood right now and if past year's critical praise has set a precedent come awards season, we should see this gem at the front of the pack.
In 2006, The Queen ruled Tomatometer land with the highest rating of 97% (100% from top critics). The film was nominated for five Oscars and Helen Mirren won Best Actress.
In 1992, fans and critics adored the drama with a much talked about scene, The Crying Game. It landed at the top of Rotten Tomatoes with a 100% rating from all critics. Nominated for five Oscars, the writer/director Neil Jordan, took home the Best Original Screenplay award.
In 1989, Sex, Lies and Videotape surprised audiences at Sundance and launched the festival's game-changing reputation for independent films and filmmakers including Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. 98% of all critics on Rotten Tomatoes loved the film with the top critics unanimously agreeing it was the best of the year. The once unknown filmmaker Steven Soderbergh, kickstarted the independent film movement of the 90's, making Sex one of the most influential independent films of our time.Currently, these are the top 10 films on Rotten Tomatoes. Tell us your favorite!