After one negative review from 2017 was added to Paddington 2‘s Rotten Tomatoes critic score, the critically acclaimed family comedy fell from a perfect 100% to a 99% causing it to lose its place as the most positively reviewed film on the entire website. A similar but more extreme instance of this was when Citizen Kane‘s 100% score was lowered to 99% after an 80-year-old review was unearthed and put into the site. The review that knocked Paddington 2 off of the top spot came from Eddie Harrison of Film-Authority.com, who gave the film a 2 out of 5.
“This is not my Paddington Bear, but a sinister, malevolent imposter who should be shot into space, or nuked from space at the first opportunity,” Harrison said. “Over-confident, snide and sullen, this manky-looking bear bears little relation to the classic character, and viewers should be warned; this ain’t yo mamma’s Paddington bear, and it won’t be yours either. Maybe if you’ve never seen the tv show and don’t know any better, this’ll work, but long-term Paddington fans will find this too much to bear.” Harrison claims that his feelings are not new, and that he panned the film on a BBC Radio segment upon release of the film, but no one has been able to find it.
Debra Granik’s 2018 drama Leave No Trace now holds the spot as the most positively reviewed film on the Rotten Tomatoes website. The film stars Ben Foster and Thomasin McKenzie, and follows a father and his thirteen-year-old daughter who live off the grid in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon.