Christmas Day sees the release of several more Oscar contenders, and so far none of them are ranking as high with the critics as Dark Knight
A quick glance over at RottenTomatoes gives us an unscientific snapshot of the overall reaction to some of the latest and last Oscar holiday releases before the year ends.
While none of these scores mean these are bad films or that they aren’t going to be nominated or even win… they do indicate a lower overall critical response to these flicks. Compare to Dark Knight’s current score:
The Dark Knight (2008) 94 %
Consensus: Dark, complex and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga.
Another film widely considered to be a contender, Gran Torino, doesn’t come close either:
74% Gran Torino
In fact of all the main contenders, only 2 “long shots” have higher ratings than Dark Knight, Wall-E with 96% positive and The Wrestler with 98%. The other close Best Picture contenders are Milk and Slumdog Millionaire, each with 93% positive reviews. So that means that currently The Dark Knight is currently beating most of its major competition for positive critical reviews in the big contenders for Best Picture.