'Up,' 'Hurt Locker' get Golden Tomato Awards
Best-reviewed movies of 2009, according to Rotten TomatoesLONDON -- Animated tearjerker "Up" and explosive Iraq War drama "The Hurt Locker" emerged as the best-reviewed movies of 2009, according to U.S.-based film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
The winners, announced Tuesday at the 11th annual Golden Tomato Awards, are based on the published opinions of more than 200 top film critics.
Among those movie voices are THR's Kirk Honeycutt and Ray Bennett.
For the awards, films are ranked according to their "Tomatometer" scores, which are based on the published opinions of the top 200 dark room dwellers.
Pixar's "Up" takes home the Golden Tomato for best-reviewed wide release film, while "The Hurt Locker" wins the nod for best-reviewed limited release film.
Lone Scherfig's "An Education" is the only other film to win two trophies, picking up a genre award for best drama and the best-reviewed U.K. film title. It joins best comedy winner "In the Loop" and best foreign-language film "Afghan Star" as U.K. recipients of Golden Tomato Awards.
The worst-reviewed film of 2009 and recipient of the Moldy Tomato Award is video game adaptation "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li."