‘Citizen Kane’ loses perfect Rotten Tomatoes score after addition of 80-year-old review

The 1941 movie directed by Orson Welles is known as one of the best films in history, and until very recently, held a 100% Fresh score on popular movie review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

However, the website recently added an 80-year-old review of the movie to its already-compiled collection that dropped the score to 99%.

On May 7, 1941, Mae Tinee wrote a largely negative review of the movie for the Chicago Tribune Daily.

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“It’s interesting. It’s different. In fact, it’s bizarre enough to become a museum piece,” she wrote at the time. “But its sacrifice of simplicity to eccentricity robs it of distinction and general entertainment value.”

Fame classic film 'Citizen Kane,' known as one of the best films in history, has lost its perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)

Fame classic film ‘Citizen Kane,’ known as one of the best films in history, has lost its perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)

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