Little Red Wagon
Little Red Wagon (2012)

An 8-year-old boy dedicates his life to helping children rendered homeless by Hurricane Charley, and learns that you can't put a price tag on life's greatest gifts in this inspirational drama based on actual events. Dejected at the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 5, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2013
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

There's weighty material waiting to be processed here, but in "Little Red Wagon" it doesn't have a home.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A double whammy about the crusade of a big-hearted boy who helps homeless children and a depiction of the plunge of a mother and her son into poverty.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Not many 14-year-olds have movies made about their lives. Zach Bonner is an exception, always has been, and that's why Little Red Wagon is such a sweetly inspiring story.... It's a nice movie, probably too much so for viewers seeking meatier drama.

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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic

Even the cheesiest inspirational flicks have to be populated with characters who have something at stake. Conflict is the heart of good storytelling, and "Little Red Wagon" is conflict-free to the point of catatonia.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Well-intentioned, but a little heavy-handed and manipulative.

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Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

Poorly executed heartwarming beats aside, Little Red Wagon does an excellent job of showing how a charity grows and functions.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Inspiring story of a boy's efforts to help homeless kids.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The melodramatic storyline and moralizing tone are overbearing, and only O'Connor's performance rises above the level of a Hallmark Channel rerun.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

"Little Red Wagon" almost seems better suited for a made-for-TV, Lifetime movie.

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