Paddington 2 is now officially the best movie of all time

Dan Seddon
·2-min read
Photo credit: StudioCanal
Photo credit: StudioCanal

Paddington 2 is now considered to be the greatest movie of all time... on Rotten Tomatoes, at least.

Featuring the voice of Ben Whishaw as the famous bear alongside Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters, the much-loved sequel now boasts a 100% rating on the review-aggregation website.

Orson Welles' 1941 classic Citizen Kane held that score up until recently, but it's slipped down to 99% thanks to one unearthed negative review and has been replaced at the top of the list by marmalade-loving Peruvian Paddington.

Photo credit: StudioCanal
Photo credit: StudioCanal

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"It's extremely lovely to be on any list, which includes Citizen Kane, but it is obviously quite an eccentric list that goes from Citizen Kane to Paddington 2, so I'll try not to take it too seriously," director Paul King told The Hollywood Reporter.

"I won't let it go too much to my head and immediately build my Xanadu. But I have been cooking up a model just in case."

Asked how Paddington Bear himself would react to this revelation, King shared: "I imagine he'd just crack open the marmalade and have a second sandwich – you'd like to think he wouldn't get too carried away.

"But maybe he would! I'm not sure he's known such an honour in his young life."

Photo credit: StudioCanal
Photo credit: StudioCanal

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Earlier this year, Phoenix Buchanan star Hugh Grant voiced his admiration for the movie.

"Christ, it's a good film," he told Digital Spy. "Just in terms of filmmaking, he's a genius, Paul King.

"It's so unnecessary to be that good. It's just a sequel to a kids' semi-animated film. But it's a proper monument in cinema. I genuinely believe that. It's brilliantly made."

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