The Rotten Tomatoes ranking system was once a benchmark in film criticism; despite being an aggregate of several combined scores, many were quick to attribute the associated number with a movie's actual quality. As time went on, however, some became skeptical of Rotten Tomatoes' increasingly generous scores, as it wasn't uncommon to see solid films scoring in the upper eighties and nineties. Still, it has remained one of the foremost places for discovering movie reviews, and many studios have implemented high Rotten Tomatoes scores into their marketing process. 

Now, the review embargo for Avengers: Endgame has officially been lifted, and the first write-ups have been officially assembled by the aggregator website. As of this moment, the climactic Marvel film stands as the highest-ranked film in Rotten Tomatoes history, which speaks to the staggering universality of its appeal. Have you bought your tickets yet?

After all, should Rotten Tomatoes rankings be seen as a universal measure of quality throughout cinematic history, the top five films of all time are as follows: Avengers Endgame, Black Panther, Lady Bird, The Wizard Of Oz, and Citizen Kane. Does a high Tomatometer increase your hype for a film? Or was Avengers: Endgame always destined for universal critical acclaim and commercial dominance?