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Slumdog Millionaire was pretty darn good…but WALL-E was a cut above, according to RottenTomatoes.com.
The critically adored Disney-Pixar flick about a junk-collecting robot and his superhuman feelings has been awarded the Golden Tomato by the review-compiling site, which gives each film a score based on its "fresh" and "rotten" feedback.
In wide release, nothing was as crowd-pleasing as WALL-E, which scored 96 percent on the Tomatometer, meaning 96 percent of its reviews were favorable.
Slumdog Millionaire, which picked up major Oscar steam Sunday by winning the Golden Globe for Best Picture, Drama has a 94 percent T-Meter rating.
If you're wondering what people were smiling at in the art houses in 2008, however, that would be Man on Wire.
The documentary about Frenchman Philippe Petit's tightrope walk between the towers of the World Trade Center in 1974, merited the second perfect score in Rotten Tomatoes history to get the Golden Tomato for limited-release features.
In terms on what's on tap for the Oscars, Man on Wire narrowly beat out Mickey Rourke's comeback vehicle, The Wrestler, which currently has a 98 percent rating.
Toy Story 2 earned the other 100 percent back in 1999. Other Golden Tomato winners from the Disney-Pixar camp include Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and 2007's best-reviewed movie, Ratatouille.
But because there's a best, there's also got to be a worst. The horror movie One Missed Call failed to get even one good notice in 2008—that's 0.0 percent!—and subsequently ended up with the year's Moldy Tomato.
So, how is the rest of WALL-E's and Slumdog's award-season competition doing, according to the T-Meter? A quick rundown:
• Waltz With Bashir (limited): 95 percent
• The Dark Knight: 94 percent
• Happy-Go-Lucky (limited): 93 percent
• Milk (limited): 92 percent
• Froxt/Nixon (limited): 90 percent
• Rachel Getting Married (limited): 88 percent
• Doubt (limited): 77 percent
• Gran Torino: 75 percent
• The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: 72 percent
• Revolutionary Road (limited): 67 percent
• The Reader (limited): 60 percent
• Changeling: 59 percent