'Wall-E' best reviewed film of 2008

Jan. 14, 2009 at 2:42 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The movie Web site RottenTomatoes.com has declared "Wall-E" the Golden Tomato winner for best reviewed wide-release film of 2008.

Films are ranked for Golden Tomato awards according to their "Tomatometer" scores, which are based on the published opinions of more than 200 top film critics aggregated by Rotten Tomatoes.

The animated adventure, which earned a 96 percent positive response on the Tomatometer, also picked up the Golden Tomato for best reviewed animated film.

"Man on Wire" won the award for best reviewed limited-release film of the year with a perfect score of 100 percent positive reviews. "Wire" earned the prize for being the best reviewed documentary, as well.

The Moldy Tomato award for worst reviewed film of 2008 goes to "One Missed Call," which racked up no positive reviews for the Tomatometer to rank. In fact, the Web site said the film earned the lowest Tomatometer score ever.

Other Golden Tomato winners were Israel's "The Band's Visit" for best reviewed foreign film; "The Dark Knight" for action /adventure; "Happy-Go-Lucky" for comedy; "Teeth" for horror; "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" for family; "Ghost Town" for romance; "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" for sci-fi/fantasy; "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" for musical; "The Wrestler" for drama and "Transsiberian" for thriller.

"We got the Golden Tomato for 'Finding Nemo' and I never thought I'd get it again, so to have it happen a second time is just so thrilling," "Wall-E" writer-director Andrew Stanton said in a news release issued by Rotten Tomatoes.

"I'm just glad to keep my head above the splats. Thank you for the honor," added "The Dark Knight" writer-director Christopher Nolan.

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