Posted on 31 January 2009 by

Wall-E, Transsiberian Take Top Honors in Golden Tomato Awards

golden-tomatoBy Vanessa Richins

Using their Tomatometer, has announced the winners of the 10th Annual Golden Tomato Awards.

Wall-E, the latest movie from animation studio Pixar, has won the Wide Release Golden Tomato award, based on a 96% Tomatometer score.

Transsiberian, which was released to only a limited number of theaters, had a 100% Tomatometer score.

As their website explains,”The Tomatometer measures the percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who recommend a certain movie — or the number of good reviews divided by the total number of reviews…In order for a movie to receive an overall rating of FRESH, the reading on the Tomatometer for that movie must be at least 60%. Otherwise, it is ROTTEN.”

Wall-E’s 96% score means that almost every critic rated it very positively. On the other end of the scale, a movie named “One Missed Call” has won their “Moldy Tomato Award.” It has the dubious honor of the lowest Tomatometer score ever – 0%, meaning not a single person gave it a positive review.

2008 Golden Tomato Award Winners
· Wide Release: “Wall-E” — 96% Tomatometer score
· Limited Release: “Man on Wire” — 100% Tomatometer score

2008 Moldy Tomato Award Recipient
· Worst Reviewed Film: “One Missed Call” — 0% Tomatometer score

2008 Category-Specific Golden Tomato Award Winners
· Documentary: “Man on Wire”
· Foreign: “The Band’s Visit” (Israel)
· Action / Adventure: “The Dark Knight”
· Animation: “Wall-E”
· Comedy: “Happy-Go-Lucky”
· Horror: “Teeth”
· Kids / Family: “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl”
· Romance: “Ghost Town”
· Sci-Fi / Fantasy: “Hellboy II: The Golden Army”
· Musical: “High School Musical 3: Senior Year”
· Drama: “The Wrestler”
· Thriller: “Transsiberian”
· Best Reviewed Australian Film: “The Black Balloon”
· Best Reviewed UK Film: “Man on Wire”

Which movies have you seen?


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