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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If they let the dog go I think we'd have a better movie."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"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."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"A sweet film, laced with magic realism, and it tackles some rather dark themes in a way that is perfectly appropriate for young children."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"Relentlessly cute and adorable, it at least has a slight sour edge that gives us above-8s something to cling to. Briefly."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A cloying 'family entertainment' filled to the bubbling brim with goody-goody intentions and, somehow, managing to deliver on none of them."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"An unhomogenized combination of formulaic family entertainment and cornpone Southern fable."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"A whimsical family film about longing and belonging told with gentle humanity."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Just the latest quasi-magic-realist, two-birds-with-one-stone shrine to non-traditional families and the power of myth"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"A children's film that embraces storytelling modesty and a balanced view of the world as both depressing and joyous."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"not heavy on plot, but it is a series of charming adventures with common, heart warming themes about finding friendship and dealing with hardship"
‑ Willie Waffle,
"Sincere rather than cynical."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A girl and a dog educate a small southern town."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Because of Winn-Dixie does no harm, and it should appeal to younger children while charming more than a few adults."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The untidy answers and selfless actions in Because of Winn-Dixie stand out from the family films populated with bratty kids and clueless adults."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"The movie offers a loving but strikingly tempered assessment of family and town life that one seldom finds in today's raucous family films."
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
More reviews for Because of Winn-Dixie on Rotten Tomatoes

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