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Ready Player One Is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

This "sweetly nostalgic thrill ride" sits at 84% approval on the review aggregator site.

The newest action film by the legendary Steven Spielberg proves to be March's strong cinematic experience after the disappointments of A Wrinkle In Time, Tomb Raider, or Pacific Rim: Uprising. This clicks with early rave reviews from SXSW Festival earlier this month, hailing Ready Player One as Spielberg's successful return to his toolbox of fun entertainment.


The 22nd Spielberg movie to earn Certified Fresh, Ready Player One currently sits at 84% approval on Rotten Tomatoes (the score was declining slowly from 93%). The critic consensus reads:

Ready Player One is a sweetly nostalgic thrill ride that neatly encapsulates Spielberg’s strengths while adding another solidly engrossing adventure to his filmography.


This update is a bright spot in the career of Spielberg, one of the few directors of New Hollywood age who are still going strong. After his recent political dramas like Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, and The Post, movie fans are missing the old Spielberg of his Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park days. After all, The BFG isn't satisfying enough for ones who crave old-school Spielberg adventure time. It's great to see Ready Player One getting positive reception, and let's see if the director can keep up with the fifth Indiana Jones movie.

Source: Rotten Tomatoes