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: 117928%
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: A teenager (Saoirse Ronan) navigates a loving but turbulent relationship with her strong-willed mother (Laurie Metcalf) over the course of... [More]
Directed By: Greta Gerwig

Adjusted Score: 110507%
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: After a 50-year-old woman's (Frances McDormand) daughter is murdered, she confronts the police (Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell) in her town,... [More]
Directed By: Martin McDonagh

Adjusted Score: 107404%
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 incredible true story of aspiring filmmaker and Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau as he and his best friend defiantly pursue... [More]
Directed By: James Franco


Logan Lucky (2017)

Adjusted Score: 104934%
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: Three siblings team up with a demolition expert to steal money from the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Complications arise when a... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

Adjusted Score: 100833%
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 adult children of Harold Meyerowitz reunite in New York in preparation for their father's career retrospective.... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

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