That honour was previously held by Toy Story 2. In other words, it is still possible that a rogue reviewer could tarnish Lady Bird's flawless score, though the huge number of positive reviews the film has already compiled would still easily make it one of 2017's best-reviewed movies.
It's a real shame that we have to wait until February to see this movie in Ireland. She found out the news from her younger brother, who was "also slightly skeptical" that her film had bested an animated classic like Toy Story 2, she joked.
EVER SINCE THE trailer for Saoirse Ronan's new movie Lady Bird dropped in September, we have been eagerly awaiting the release of the film in Ireland. And today, Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film circa 2002 starring Saoirse Ronan - sets the new standard with 164 Fresh reviews (and counting). "You mean Lady Bird is going to break a Rotten Tomatoes record?" We put our heart and souls into this movie, and the last step of this deeply collaborative art form of filmmaking is giving the film to the audience and the film critics.
She continued, "That there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true". The more positive "fresh" reviews from critics, the higher a film's Rotten Tomato rating will be.
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The movie, which was released in the USA earlier this month, has achieved a 100 percent score from the aggregation site, and is the most reviewed film to have done so. Right now we're celebrating the moment, and Gerwig herself is singing.
And as Lady Bird emphatically responds: "It is enough!"
Released by indie film studios A24 (Moonlight) earlier this month, Lady Bird only went from a limited release to wider distribution this past weekend, and the film has so far pulled in $10.7 million in domestic theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.