Ratatouille Wins Top Rated Wide Release Film of 2007

ratatouille.jpgI will never back down from this statement: Ratatouille fully deserves, nay DEMANDS, to be nominated for best film of the year at the Oscars. This film was brilliant beyond all measure. It was touching, in places it was profound, and it was funny as hell (not to mention absolutely beautiful to look at from an artistic point of view).

Sadly, many people are too closed minded and just automatically write off anything of the nature that Ratatouille is. And that’s a shame. I finally watched this gem of a film again the other night with a friend of mine who had never seen it before. She went from tears, to rolling on the floor laughing several times… and I enjoyed it even more than I did the first time I saw it. It’s nothing short of movie magic.

Anyway, Rotten Tomatoes just released their final overall ratings for 2007, and of all wide release films this year, no film ranked higher than Ratatouille which ended up with a powerful 96% (189 positive reviews, 8 negative). We salute you Brad Bird!

Here’s a run down of the other winners by genre:

1) Ratatouille (96%)
2) No Country For Old Men (95%)
3) The Bourne Ultimatum
4) Sicko
5) Hairspray
6) Juno
7) Knocked Up
8) Gone Baby Gone
9) Enchanted
10) Zodiac

1) Juno
2) Knocked Up
3) Waitress (LOVED LOVED LOVED this movie)
4) Superbad
5) 2 Days In Paris

1) Grindhouse
2) 1408
3) 28 Weeks Later
4) The Mist
5) Black Sheep

1) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
2) Stardust
3) Sunshine
4) Beowulf
5) Wristcutters: A Love Story

1) Sicko
2) In the Shadow of the Moon
3) The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
4) No End in Sight
5) My Kid Could Paint That

1) The Bourne Ultimatum
2) Hot Fuzz
3) Rescue Dawn
4) Die Hard 4
5) Exiled

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8 thoughts on “Ratatouille Wins Top Rated Wide Release Film of 2007

  1. as to wide release determination, from Rotten Tomatoes: “Limited releases are defined as opening in 500 or less theaters at initial release. Platform releases, movies initially released under 500 theaters but later receiving wider distribution, fall under this definition”

  2. You are so right John, this film gets better with repeated viewings. It’ll win the ghetto “Best Animated” category, but should at least be in consideration for Best Picture.

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