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Because of Winn-Dixie Reviews

August 14, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2005
If they let the dog go I think we'd have a better movie.
February 19, 2005
An unhomogenized combination of formulaic family entertainment and cornpone Southern fable.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 18, 2005
Sincere rather than cynical.
February 18, 2005
Fans of DiCamillo's book should be pleased with how Wang has faithfully preserved the novel's clear-eyed depiction of both pain and joy.
February 18, 2005
A whimsical family film about longing and belonging told with gentle humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 18, 2005
This is a so-so story that's told incorrectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 18, 2005
[The movie] manages to eradicate any meaningful subtleties that are present in Kate DiCamillo's 2001 Newberry Award-winning children's book.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 18, 2005
Winn-Dixie has a way of growing on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 18, 2005
Because is proof positive that nostalgia and dogs go together like Winn and Dixie.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 18, 2005
Winn-Dixie has everything but the drama, and while that doesn't make it a dog, it never raises it above the status of stuffed toy.
February 18, 2005
Mildly diverting and way too long for a movie aimed at kids.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2005
Has some wan jokes, incongruous slapstick and the occasional embarrassment, which may keep it from being as popular as the Newberry Award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2005
A dreary, uninspired tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 18, 2005
This is a movie to take your kids to.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 18, 2005
Parents who claim they crave thoughtful entertainment for their kids finally have a movie they can get behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 18, 2005
Because of Winn-Dixie doesn't have a mean bone in its body, but it's dead in the water.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2005
Doesn't exactly rise to the level of a family classic.
Read More | Original Score: C
February 18, 2005
It makes a fine argument for what kid-friendly, Christian-compassionate entertainment can be.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 18, 2005
In pace, sensibility, and big, beating heart, this is a child's first indie film, and it's the better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 18, 2005
Most of the time, you can't go wrong with kids and dogs. Then there's Because of Winn-Dixie.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
February 17, 2005
It has old-fashioned and heartwarming written all over it, in heavy black Magic Marker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2005
Family-friendly charmer.
February 17, 2005
Director Wayne Wang and screenwriter Joan Singleton have crafted an utterly faithful film adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's affecting Newbery Honor story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 17, 2005
A lopsided but fitfully pleasant daydream for young girls looking to discover their inner hostess: a dog-slobbered Martha Stewart: The Early Years.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 17, 2005
A touching story about a young girl and her dog, Because of Winn-Dixie is quintessentially cute.
February 17, 2005
Wayne Wang's Because of Winn-Dixie tries hard to be sweet but plays like Pollyanna with fleas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 17, 2005
It's refreshingly free of the overadrenalized overkill and/or saccharine manipulations of so many kid movies.
Read More | Original Score: B
February 16, 2005
To Winn-Dixie's great credit, both as a book and as a dandy, dignified movie, there's nothing condescendingly lesson-like in the wisdom India acquires.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 15, 2005
Despite director Wayne Wang's flair for vehicles about characters seeking to fill a void in their lives, he never achieves the right balance here.
February 15, 2005
The story seems awkwardly positioned between coming-of-age realism and whimsical fantasy.
February 11, 2005
Uneven though it is, Because of Winn-Dixie, based on Kate Di Camillo's novel, is tough to dislike.