From ripe to rotten, Golden Tomato Awards rate reviews

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LOS ANGELES — ‘‘Casino Royale’’ and ‘‘The Queen’’ are more than just two of 2006’s most favorably reviewed films — on Wednesday they became winners of the eighth annual Golden Tomato Awards.

The Golden Tomato Awards honor the best-reviewed films of the year as determined by the Web site RottenTomatoes, which compiles reviews from print, online and broadcast film critics to measure the percentage of favorable critiques.

‘‘The Queen,’’ a drama about British royalty, racked up a 98 percent ranking. The James Bond flick ‘‘Casino Royale’’ grabbed 95 percent.

‘‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’’ took the Golden Tomato for comedy. ‘‘Cars’’ won for animated film, ‘‘The Departed’’ was named best thriller and ‘‘Pan’s Labyrinth’’ was best foreign film.

‘‘Children of Men’’ took science-fiction honors, ‘‘The Descent’’ won for horror film and ‘‘Lassie’’ was the top family flick. ‘‘The Science of Sleep’’ was named best romance and ‘‘Wordplay’’ won in the documentary category.

The Moldy Tomato, awarded to the worst-reviewed film of the year, went to ‘‘Basic Instinct 2.’’

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