And if there is a crossover… what will it be?
I looked into it and the answer actually surprised me…
Note: this list of the ten most well-reviewed films comes from Metacritic. The better-known and more well-read Rotten Tomatoes use a different ranking system and draw on a slightly different pool of critics, so when they publish their year end list, the picture could be tweaked a little.
First, the list of 2011’s most pirated films as compiled by Torrent Freak using data “from several sources, including reports from thousands of BitTorrent trackers.”
- Fast Five – 9,260,000 downloads
- The Hangover II – 8,840,000 downloads
- Thor – 8,330,000 downloads
- Source Code – 7,910,000 downloads
- I Am Number Four – 7,670,000 downloads
- Sucker Punch – 7,200,000 downloads
- 127 Hours – 6,910,000 downloads
- Rango – 6,480,000 downloads
- The King’s Speech – 6,250,000 downloads
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – 6,030,000 downloads
Intriguing reading… and a list that is not entirely dissimilar to the Best Reviewed countdown.
Here are the top ten films on Metacritic’s rankings for 2011:
- We Were Here – 94/100
- My Perestroika – 90/100
- A Separation – 90/100
- Poetry – 89/100
- The Artist – 89/100
- The Arbor – 88/100
- I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You – 87/100
- Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives – 87/100
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – 87/100
- Moneyball – 87/100
So it’s the boy wizard who brings together both pirates and critics. JK Rowling should be proud. Probably.
And he even ranks a little bit higher with the critics than he does the crooks, if you see it as a tiered roster.
Note that The King’s Speech and 127 Hours are counted as 2010 films by Metacritic. Had Speech been included in this year’s list, with a ranking of 88/100, it would have been another crossover point between the two sets.
As stars of both films, Helena Boham Carter and Michael Gambon should be proud. Probably.