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Because of Winn-Dixie Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
February 17, 2005
Though [Jeff] Daniels brings his usual quiet nuance and understated comedy to the role of the grieving preacher, there's no redeeming this slavishly folksy betrayal of what can be dimly discerned of an absorbing and original tale of pain overcome.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 18, 2005
So darn wholesome and good that it goes down like a cold glass of milk and is just about as exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
February 18, 2005
There's bad, there's "so bad it's good"... and then there's this moronic film.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 22, 2005
If they let the dog go I think we'd have a better movie.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
February 17, 2005
Not the movie audiences anticipate, even when it acquiesces to convention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 19, 2005
Nothing more than a series of scenes, first cute, then sentimental, then funny, and then the cycle repeats itself.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
February 17, 2005
Winn-Dixie is simply an episodic film, and not a particularly inviting one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
February 22, 2005
Like a big glass of milk and a slice of apple pie, Because of Winn-Dixie is just as wholesome as it gets, if you don't mind overdosing on the sugar once in awhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 18, 2005
This is a so-so story that's told incorrectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 17, 2005
The artificial, manufactured feel of "Because of Winn Dixie" kept me at arm's length
Full Review | Original Score: C
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 17, 2005
while Wang hits some high notes with a few scattered flights of fancy, he mostly bungles this girl and her dog tale with painfully awkward direction and mind-numbing treacle
Full Review | Original Score: C
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
February 17, 2005
Such a misfire that even the title can think of nothing else but to blame the poor dog.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
February 18, 2005
Most of the time, you can't go wrong with kids and dogs. Then there's Because of Winn-Dixie.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
February 18, 2005
Doesn't exactly rise to the level of a family classic.
| Original Score: C
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 18, 2005
Mildly diverting and way too long for a movie aimed at kids.
| Original Score: 2/4
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