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Because of Winn-Dixie Reviews

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December 26, 2016
Thoughtful, personal drama, complex and with much to say.
September 30, 2010
A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 8, 2006
A sweet film, laced with magic realism, and it tackles some rather dark themes in a way that is perfectly appropriate for young children.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2005
Just the latest quasi-magic-realist, two-birds-with-one-stone shrine to non-traditional families and the power of myth
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 29, 2005
Because of Winn-Dixie does no harm, and it should appeal to younger children while charming more than a few adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 28, 2005
Relentlessly cute and adorable, it at least has a slight sour edge that gives us above-8s something to cling to. Briefly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 3, 2005
A children's film that embraces storytelling modesty and a balanced view of the world as both depressing and joyous.
April 13, 2005
The untidy answers and selfless actions in Because of Winn-Dixie stand out from the family films populated with bratty kids and clueless adults.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 24, 2005
A cloying 'family entertainment' filled to the bubbling brim with goody-goody intentions and, somehow, managing to deliver on none of them.
March 6, 2005
not heavy on plot, but it is a series of charming adventures with common, heart warming themes about finding friendship and dealing with hardship
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 2, 2005
The movie offers a loving but strikingly tempered assessment of family and town life that one seldom finds in today's raucous family films.
February 27, 2005
It's all very sweet, the acting is excellent, especially Tyson and young Ms. Robb. The dog is very good too.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2005
I left the theater with joy in my heart. And it's all because of Winn-Dixie.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 27, 2005
One of the bright spots in last few weeks.
Full Review| Original Score: B-
February 25, 2005
About 110 minutes of well-meaning, benign unoriginality
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 25, 2005
Because of Winn-Dixie's heart-tugging sadness makes its joy even sweeter.
February 24, 2005
Starting with the dog, Wang's warm-and-fuzzy story could have used some careful trimming.
February 24, 2005
[It's] a delightfully moving experience... It's more than a good kids' movie; it's a good movie for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2005
Despite its charm the material is simply too thin for 106 minutes of screen time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 22, 2005
Plenty entertaining and chock full of valuable lessons about friendship and respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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