Up and Hurt Locker win best reviews
Published 12/01/2010 | 16:33
Up and The Hurt Locker have been named the top films of 2009 at the Golden Tomato Awards.
The awards honour the best-reviewed films of the year as determined by the web site RottenTomatoes.com, which compiles reviews from critics to measure the percentage of favourable critiques.
Pixar's Up collected positive reviews from 98 per cent of critics, earning it the Golden Tomato for a film in wide release, while The Hurt Locker - starring Jeremy Renner - was the best-reviewed limited release film, with 97 per cent of critics recommending it.
Up is the sixth Pixar film to rank above all others. Wall-E won the Golden Tomato in 2008 and Ratatouille took the title in 2007.
"Every year since we started doing this award, if they've got a movie, they win," said Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Matt Atchity. "They just consistently turn out really good quality movies."
While there's no direct relationship between the Golden Tomatoes and the Academy Awards, Atchity says Up and The Hurt Locker are both likely to earn Oscar attention this year.
"The Golden Tomato winners don't necessarily win the Oscar but they usually do show up in the nominees," he said, adding that he expects both to earn best picture nominations.
The Mouldy Tomato Award, for the year's worst-reviewed film, went to Street Fighter: The Legend Of Chun-Li. Only four per cent of critics gave it a positive review.