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'G.I. Joe' reviews just keep getting better!

August 5, 2009 |  2:23 pm

Gi-joe-movie-poster We promised to keep regular tabs on "G.I. Joe's" amazingly positive reviews, which are amazingly positive -- so far -- since Paramount has only been showing the film to certified fan-boy zealots, keeping all of the mainstream critics away from the film until it opens on Friday. Yesterday, the film registered an 80 on Rotten Tomatoes; today the film has skyrocketed to an 85, putting it up there with such genuine critical darlings as "(500) Days of Summer" and "The Hurt Locker."

Blackfilm.com's Wilson Morales offered this glowing assessment, saying that "despite all the brou-ha-ha ... about the state of the film, 'G.I. Joe' is a pure adrenaline fantasy and fun ride." Of course, if it was really that good, why would Paramount be keeping all the critics away? Let's see how the film fares tomorrow. Could it go even higher, like into "Citizen Kane" territory?

PREVIOUSLY: Will 'G. I. JOE' REALLY GET BETTER REVIEWS THAN 'THE HANGOVER'?

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