The film was met with unanimous approval by 170 critics, edging out the previous record holder Toy Story 2, which delighted only 163 reviewers when it came out in 1999.
It's also worth noting that Rotten Tomatoes' scores for classic films such as 1972's The Godfather (99% with 84 "Fresh" reviews) and 1941's Citizen Kane (100% on just 75 reviews) are culled from far fewer critics' reviews than newer films.
These days, it seems everyone's a critic. That there has been such a warm reception is a dream come true.
Before November: "You mean Lady Bird isn't a biography about Hank Hill's dog?"
Thank you to everyone who has seen the film and has written about it so thoughtfully.
Gerwig added that the cast and crew are "using the tomato emoji more than [they] ever thought possible".
"It's incredible", she told Vanity Fair at the Gotham Awards red carpet on Monday night.
Released by indie film studios A24 (Moonlight) earlier this month, Lady Bird only went from a limited release to wider distribution this past weekend, and the film has so far pulled in $10.7 million in domestic theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.
And as Lady Bird emphatically responds: "It is enough!"
Haters have, of course, invaded the "Audience" section of the site, with only 88 percent of plebeian viewers claiming to have enjoyed Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf's layered mother-daughter sparring.