The National Board of Review deemed it the best film of the year, and filmmakers as different as Quentin Tarantino and John Waters named it one of their favorites, too.
As you’ve probably deduced from the name, these award are given out by the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
Find out what the other best reviewed movies of 2015 are, and see George Miller and Pete Docter’s official responses to their big win.
The winners, listed below, are based on an adjusted Tomatometer score that accounts for the variation in the number of reviews for each film.
In contrast, while t are plenty of critics’ associations that hand out awards each year, most of those are voted on by a small group of reviewers near the end of the year.
To find out which titles came in second through tenth in each category, head over to the website.
Who’d have guessed, at the start of 2015, that Miller’s mysterious, years-in-the-making Mad Max sequel would turn out to be one of the very finest films of the year?
Just the kind of cute wordplay we’d expect from the guy who directed Inside Out.Best Reviewed Movies and TV Shows of 2015.