The review embargo from the most-anticipated movies of the summer, Barbie and Oppenheimer has been lifted and we can finally see much-awaited Rotten Tomatoes score.
Greta Gerwig‘s Barbie has gained a lot of attention due to its plot, star-studded cast, and grandiose graphics. So it’s hardly surprising that the early comments and reviews have been extremely positive. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film presently has an 89% favourable rating out of 155 reviews. This figure may change when more people will watch the picture, but it just adds to the excitement around the Margot Robbie starring film, which is expected to have a blockbuster opening weekend with revenues over $100 million.
On the other hand, Oppenheimer is going head-to-head with Barbie, as it breaks Christopher Nolan‘s own Rotten Tomatoes record. The filmmaker is well-known for creating pictures that are well-received by critics and viewers alike, but Oppenheimer‘s 96% is the best score in Nolan’s history.
The Dark Knight, Nolan’s 2008 superhero mega success, previously held the record for the filmmaker’s highest-ranked picture at 94%, and given how highly that film is regarded, Oppenheimer being rated 2% higher is no minor achievement.
Rotten Tomatoes need at least 80 reviews for the 3-hour film to be officially Certified Fresh. It is now at 75, but fans may expect the Certified Fresh label to be applied to the movie very soon.
Many critics who have already seen Oppenheimer have named it Nolan’s best film. to date and have commended it as an amazing achievement in cinema.
Barbie and Oppenheimer both will hit theatres on July 21.