Where does Top Gun Maverick land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Top Gun Maverick

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Aayush Sharma

Banana Meter Rating: 98%

Exhilarating and nostalgic, ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ is one of the biggest blockbusters of the last decade. The aerial sequences are more immersive and the last act is breathtaking. See it on the biggest screen possible

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Adriano Caporusso

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

Top Gun: Maverick improves on the original in almost every possible way. Wicked entertaining and surprisingly full of emotional depth, this movie demands the largest screen imaginable.

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Jordan Graham

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

“Top Gun: Maverick” is a stunning movie, and that’s honestly the only way I could describe it in the few moments after finishing the film. In what is probably Tom Cruise’s best performance to date, he easily slides back into the role of Maverick in a thrilling experience that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.

Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

Top Gun: Maverick is the rare long delayed sequel that improves on its predecessor in almost every single way, thanks to a crazier than ever Tom Cruise at the controls and some of the finest flight sequences ever put to film.

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Ryan Terry

Banana Meter Rating: 100%

“What a picture!” Cinema at its finest! The uplifting motion picture we need right now. Exhilarating, funny, and full-throttle heart! Builds upon nostalgia without resting its laurels on it. Not only a love letter to the cinematic phenomenon that was Top Gun, it’s ostensibly a love letter to the cinematic experience.

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Ruth Maramis

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Top Gun: Maverick delivers the spectacle and thrills it promises… deftly mixing unapologetic nostalgia and stimulating action that should satisfy fans of the original and win new ones. Those crazy flying sequences gave me such an adrenaline rush!

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Renato Vieira

Banana Meter Rating: 95%

THE quintessential blockbuster. Kosinski directs with both grit & sophistication creating a perfect balance between exhilarating, ambitious action & intimate characterization. What the big screen is made for!

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Paul Carlson

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Movie theaters were built for movies like ‘Maverick.’ This is an absolutely essential film of 2022 – one that doesn’t merely demand to be seen, but demands to be experienced in all its glory at the cinema.

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MN Miller

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Only one man can deliver in a world that desperately needs heroes – Tom Cruise! Stand up and cheer, ladies and gentlemen. Top Gun: Maverick is a full-throttle, action-packed nostalgia machine that delivers the supersonic thrills we all have been clamoring for.

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Michael Thomas

Banana Meter Rating: 97%

Top Gun: Maverick manages to be a perfect follow-up to the original, and still be a work of art we rarely see. Tom Cruise and company deserve all of the praise.

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Juan Mojica

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Top Gun: Maverick manages to outdo the original & provides an unforgettable thrill ride. This is how you deliver a true Summer Hollywood Blockbuster. It truly has something for everyone to enjoy. This film demands to be seen in IMAX. As for Lady Gaga’s song, OSCAR WORTHY!

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Larry Chillson Jr.

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Top Gun: Maverick is a fun, well-made action film bolstered by an exhilarating final act. While it improves on the original in literally every facet, the screenplay does prevent this legacy sequel from soaring to the upper echelons.

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