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Little Red Wagon Reviews

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Top Critic
Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
November 1, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
November 9, 2012
Poorly executed heartwarming beats aside, Little Red Wagon does an excellent job of showing how a charity grows and functions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 5, 2013
Well-intentioned, but a little heavy-handed and manipulative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 19, 2012
"Little Red Wagon" almost seems better suited for a made-for-TV, Lifetime movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 8, 2012
There's weighty material waiting to be processed here, but in "Little Red Wagon" it doesn't have a home.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 3, 2012
The melodramatic storyline and moralizing tone are overbearing, and only O'Connor's performance rises above the level of a Hallmark Channel rerun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
July 23, 2013
Inspiring story of a boy's efforts to help homeless kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 14, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
October 19, 2012
The filmmakers never sentimentalize their story and the performances are first-rate. What could be cloying is played out honestly... and not just its good intentions.
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
November 9, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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