‘Up,’ ‘The Hurt Locker’ top Golden Tomato Awards

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An animated adventure about a widower who sails away in a house lifted by a bouquet of balloons and an up-close look at a bomb-squad unit in Iraq were the top critical favorites of 2009. Now “Up” and “The Hurt Locker” are top winners at the Golden Tomato Awards.

The awards honor 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 favorable critiques.

Pixar’s “Up” collected positive reviews from 98 percent of critics, earning it the Golden Tomato for a film in wide release. “The Hurt Locker” was the best-reviewed limited release film, with 97 percent of critics recommending it.

The Moldy Tomato Award, for the year’s worst-reviewed film, went to “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li.”