Because of Winn-Dixie
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

A lonely young girl named Opal adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie (for the supermarket where she found him). The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and heals her own… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 9, 2005
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An old-fashioned, if bland, adaptation of Kate DiCamillo's novel.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

If they let the dog go I think we'd have a better movie.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Thoughtful, personal drama, complex and with much to say.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

An unhomogenized combination of formulaic family entertainment and cornpone Southern fable.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

A whimsical family film about longing and belonging told with gentle humanity.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Sincere rather than cynical.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

This is a so-so story that's told incorrectly.

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Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

A sweet film, laced with magic realism, and it tackles some rather dark themes in a way that is perfectly appropriate for young children.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
erika bruhns
I read the book and the film is as good as the good. The film really follows the book's plot. Also the film has some really good acting in it.this is one… More
Leigh Ryan
Pretty darn cute little film.
Jason Owens
Rather surprising, didn't think I'd like it much, but had to watch it since it has 'Winn-Dixie' in the title, and that's my favorite… More
Bradley J
The lead girl is great at keeping the story interesting and letting everything flow. This movie fills me with happiness even though it features much melancholy.… More
Bobby Hobbs
Good family-movie, worth watching.
Juan Charqueno
it's a good dog movie with obviously it's flaws, but i read the book and when i watched the movie, it was actually pretty decent, it's funny and… More