Mad Max: Fury Road is best-reviewed film of 2015 on Rotten Tomatoes

Oscar contenders Room, Brooklyn, Carol and Amy were also honoured at the critical aggregators annual Golden Tomato awards

Action epic Mad Max: Fury Road and Oscar-tipped drama Room have been named the best-reviewed movies of 2015 by the critical aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

George Millers long-awaited return to the dusty dystopian Aussie badlands, which also won the award for best-reviewed science-fiction movie, was named the top cinema on broad release after scoring a 97% fresh rating on the site. Room, Lenny Abrahamsons drama about a mom and son living in extreme circumstances, was named the best-reviewed movie on limited release, after scoring 98% from critics. Its superstar, Brie Larson, picked up the best actress in a drama award at the Golden Globes on 10 January.

Pixars Inside Out and the period narrative Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan, also scored 98%. Rotten Tomatoes noted that fewer critics had posted reviews for these film, and therefore placed them lower in the rankings for its annual Golden Tomato awardings than Fury Road according to an adjusted measurement.

The cast of Mad Max: Fury Road talk to Catherine Shoard

Cannes prize-winner Timbuktu got an impressive 99%, but also dropped down on the list due to fewer reviews; it took the best foreign speech movie garland. Abderrahmane Sissakos film about life under Islamist occupation on the edge of the Sahara desert in Mali was submitted for last years Oscars.

Fury Road, the first new Mad Max movie since Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, in 1985, is widely were supposed to challenge at the Oscars in February, although mostly in technological categories. The films surest gamble of taking home one of the major prizes appears to be in the best film category, where it is expected to be nominated. Millers movie went home empty-handed at the Golden Globes, which does not honour technological accomplishments, despite nods for best drama film and best director.

Inside Out was named the best-reviewed animated movie of 2015. Pixars colourful narrative of commotion in the mind of a troubled 12 -year-old girl is also expected to challenge for the equivalent Oscar.

It Follows( with a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) get best horror movie, while Brooklyn was named the sites best drama and Amy( 96%) get best documentary. Carol( 94%) was named best-reviewed romance, while Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation( 93%) was the sites best-reviewed action movie.

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