Published Dec 12, 2017Greta Gerwig's beloved film Lady Bird has proven to be critical catnip, with consensus suggesting that it's an actual perfect movie. In fact, the film was the highest-rated Rotten Tomatoes movie of all time, maintaining a 100 percent "fresh" rating on the review aggregator. Then some guy had to go and ruin it all.
Cole Smithey runs a review website called, simply, Cole Smithey. Its subtitle suggests he's "The Smartest Film Critic in the World." Whether or not that's true, he certainly knows how to get his name out there — after all, he's dethroned Lady Bird from its perfect score.
The biggest sting for Lady Bird fans is that he's not even being mean, just honest. In his review, Smithey gives the film an entirely reasonable B-, calling the film "dramatically flat" and "far from perfect."
While some would argue that Smithey has made decent points, he's probably not actually the smartest film critic in the world. After all, Lady Bird raked in plenty of Golden Globe nominations.