Jason Dietz, Metacritic Features Editor Keith Kimbell, Metacritic Film Editor and Joal Ryan, for Metacritic – July 1, 2017
Wonder Woman is helping to save Hollywood. The superhero movie, starring Gal Gadot as the Amazon warrior, is one of only a handful of big-budget studio films that made our rundown of the most critically acclaimed films of the year to date.
Our list features the 25 highest-scoring films with at least 15 reviews from professional critics that were released in theaters in the United States between January 1st and June 30th. (Note that though you'll see rounded Metascores, the films are ranked prior to rounding.) Naturally, the roster is heavy on foreign-language and art-house titles, but it also includes three box-office blockbusters.