Best-Reviewed Comedies 2017

Comedy has become an increasingly difficult category to pin down, but the best of 2017, from Greta Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical Lady Bird to Steven Soderbergh’s caper comedy Logan Lucky, continue to prove the genre has a lot to offer.

The order of the rank below reflects the Adjusted Score as of December 31, 2017. Scores might change over time.


Lady Bird (2017)

Adjusted Score: 115.364%
Critics Consensus: Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence -- and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent.
Synopsis: In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

Adjusted Score: 106.914%
Critics Consensus: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri deftly balances black comedy against searing drama -- and draws unforgettable performances from its veteran cast along the way.
Synopsis: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months... [More]
Directed By: Martin McDonagh

Adjusted Score: 105.119%
Critics Consensus: Oh, hai Mark. The Disaster Artist is a surprisingly poignant and charming movie-about-a-movie that explores the creative process with unexpected delicacy.
Synopsis: The real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau, the man behind what is often referred to as "The Citizen Kane... [More]
Directed By: James Franco


Logan Lucky (2017)

Adjusted Score: 103.553%
Critics Consensus: High-octane fun that's smartly assembled without putting on airs, Logan Lucky marks a welcome end to Steven Soderbergh's retirement -- and proves he hasn't lost his ability to entertain.
Synopsis: Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

Adjusted Score: 100.109%
Critics Consensus: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) observes the family dynamic through writer-director Noah Baumbach's bittersweet lens and the impressive efforts of a remarkable cast.
Synopsis: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

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