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    "Paddington 2" Beat Out "Citizen Kane" On Rotten Tomatoes, And The Internet Had Thoughts

    We can only imagine Mank giving us a hard stare.

    It's official, folks: Orson Welles's Citizen Kane, which has long been considered the greatest film of all time, has officially been dethroned by Paul King's Paddington 2, the widely beloved family classic.

    Charles Foster Kane in "Citizen Kane"
    United Archives / FilmPublicityArchive/United Arch / Via gettyimages.com

    Yup, Paddington 2 became the top rated film on Rotten Tomatoes after someone dug up and submitted a negative review of Citizen Kane from the Chicago Tribune.

    The 80-year-old review came from a critic at the Chicago Tribune who used the pseudonym Mae Tinee.

    The best part of this is that Citizen Kane JUST lost it's 100% because Rotten Tomatoes dug up this 80 year old "meh" review of it for no discernable reason.

    Twitter: @OculusImperia

    Part of the review reads, "It’s interesting. It’s different. In fact, it’s bizarre enough to become a museum piece. But its sacrifice of simplicity to eccentricity robs it of a distinction and general entertainment value.” Oof, guess they'd be taking marmalade over Rosebud.

    Citizen Kane now has 115 positive reviews and a single rotten one while Paddington 2 has 244 reviews, all of which are positive.

    Paddington on train
    StudioCanal

    History has been made and Paddington enthusiasts are tuning out the naysayers! Just take a look at Twitter for some of the most passionate reactions to this breaking film news.

    StudioCanal / Via giphy.com

    1.

    I do hope Mr Kane won't be too upset when he hears I've overtaken him with rotten tomatoes.

    @paddingtonbear / Via Twitter: @paddingtonbear

    2.

    @bradwhipple / Via Twitter: @bradwhipple

    3.

    please don’t misinterpret the adjusted Rotten Tomatoes rankings to mean that “Paddington 2 is now the best movie of all time.” Paddington 2 *already was* the best movie of all time. thank you. https://t.co/TmEbjUrWOA

    @davidehrlich / Via Twitter: @davidehrlich

    4.

    It’s time to start studying Paddington 2 in every film class https://t.co/85ZjJyyrvk

    @rejectedhannah / Via Twitter: @rejectedhannah

    5.

    Happy Paddington 2 crowned highest rated film of all time to all my friends :,)

    @sarahcassell / Via Twitter: @sarahrcassell

    6.

    Found a picture of the critic who wrote the negative CITIZEN KANE review

    @812filmreviews / Via Twitter: @812filmreviews

    7.

    paddington 2 has double the reviews as citizen kane. thus, it has been the Best Film since its release,, film bros can't pretend citizen kane held anything over it... embarassing! Paddington 2 Supremacy!

    @abbyshewrote / Via Twitter: @abbyshewrote

    8.

    Orson Welles, pictured here remembering the one negative Citizen Kane review in particular.

    @OculusImperia / Via Twitter: @OculusImperia

    9.

    @MovingImageNYC / Via Twitter: @MovingImageNYC

    10.

    @MNateShyamalan / Via Twitter: @MNateShyamalan

    11.

    Now that Paddington 2 had dethroned Citizen Kane on @RottenTomatoes we feel a poster update is in order

    @TheWrap / Via Twitter: @TheWrap

    12.

    paddington 2 >>>>> citizen kane

    @helen / Via Twitter: @helen

    13.

    from here on out we do not refer to masterpieces as “the CITIZEN KANE of ____” but as “the PADDINGTON 2 of _____”

    @DialHForHagai / Via Twitter: @DialHForHagai

    14.

    paddington bear has declared war against me

    @justbrizigs / Via Twitter: @justbrizigs

    15.

    When Paddington 2 takes your spot.

    @rclark98 / Via Twitter: @rclark98

    16.

    Me rushing to support Paddington in the Great Paddington VS. Citizen Kane Wars

    @ohcatrina / Via Twitter: @ohcatrina

    17.

    Do I need to see Citizen Kane 1 before I watch Paddington 2?

    @crmonks / Via Twitter: @crmonks

    18.

    @RingerDish / Via Twitter: @RingerDish

    19.

    as if paddington 2 being the best film ever was even up for debate

    @driftewood / Via Twitter: @driftewood

    20.

    Paddington being the king of polite shade 🐻

    @getFANDOM / Via Twitter: @getFANDOM

    21.

    I'm sorry but did Citizen Kane have a scene where a talking bear gives a man a haircut using marmalade as shaving cream? No? Then sit the fuck down, Citizen Kane. https://t.co/RBqvrXC0tP

    @agentbizzle / Via Twitter: @agentbizzle

    22.

    Citizen Kane is nothing in comparison to Paddington 2 and don’t you forget it

    @FunJohnJames / Via Twitter: @FunJohnJames

    23.

    Paddington dethroned Citizen Kane as revenge for Mank winning Oscars

    @hayleystjames / Via Twitter: @hayleystjames

    What are your thoughts on this upset? Let us know in the comments below!

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