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Wall-E, Man on Wire Top Golden Tomato Awards

By John Latchem | Posted: 14 Jan 2009

Wall-E and Man on Wire were named the best-reviewed films of 2008, while One Missed Call was the worst-reviewed film, according to review aggregator RottenTomatoes.com.

The Jan. 14 announcement was part of the 10th annual Golden Tomato Awards. Wall-E, Pixar’s animated hit from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, earned best wide theatrical release of the year with a 96% Tomatometer score (60% is considered “fresh”). It is Pixar’s fifth Golden Tomato in the category.

Man on Wire, on DVD from Magnolia Home Entertainment, earned a 100% score to take top limited theatrical release. The documentary tells the story of Philippe Petit, who in 1974 crossed between the towers of New York’s World Trade Center on a tightrope.

One Missed Call, on DVD from Warner Home Video, was given the Moldy Tomato Award after amassing a positive review total of 0%.

Golden Tomatoes also went to the top films in various categories, most of which are available on home video:

    • Documentary: Man on Wire, Magnolia
    • Foreign: Israel’s The Band’s Visit, Sony Pictures
    • Action/Adventure: The Dark Knight, Warner
    • Animation: Wall-E, Disney
    • Comedy: Happy-Go-Lucky, Disney/Miramax (on DVD March 10)
    • Horror: Teeth, Genius/Weinstein
    • Kids/Family: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Warner
    • Romance: Ghost Town, Paramount/DreamWorks
    • Sci-Fi/Fantasy: Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Universal
    • Musical: High School Musical 3: Senior Year, Disney (on DVD and Blu-ray Feb. 17)
    • Thriller: Transsiberian, First Look
    • Best Reviewed U.K. Film: Man on Wire

The only winners not yet announced for home video are the top drama, The Wrestler, and the top Australian release, The Black Balloon.

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