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Radio Flyer Reviews

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October 26, 2008
One of the most touching films ever made. A must-see
| Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 20, 2004
A bittersweet and underrated drama.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2002
Equal parts sappy and sincere.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2001
Despite the flaws, Evans's thoughtful script and the unclichTd performances of Wood and Mazzello exert a powerful grip. The film stays with you.
January 1, 2000
It all makes for a soaring -- and tearful -- ending.
January 1, 2000
Donner has never been known as one who directs with a light touch, and Radio Flyer suffers from the same sense of weightiness that has bogged down so many of his other pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 20, 2017
Child abuse, alcoholism in coming-of-age tearjerker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2013
You can't help but feel that Radio Flyer must have looked a lot better on script than on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2013
The movie's ultimate reliance on wish-fulfillment is downright irresponsible.
May 20, 2013
It's the kind of story that could have soared in the hands of a visionary director like Terry Gilliam, but becomes strangely earthbound under the direction of Richard Donner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 20, 2013
Donner and Evans can't find a way to extricate themselves from the impossible structure they have erected. They remain locked into the odd combination of the dreamy and the dreadful that is entirely of their own devising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2013
What you get in Radio Flyer is an unholy brew of whimsy and blasphemy. It flits from the unwatchable to the unbelievable, with nary a pause between them and the effect, to say the least, is unsettling.
May 20, 2013
A very odd, expensive, ambitious failure that tries hard to achieve the Spielberg touch but succeeds only in reminding you of how few filmmakers can successfully lay claim to his territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2013
Radio Flyer is a well-meaning failure, a muddled fantasy about child abuse that ponderously attempts to combine the grace of legend with the earnestness of a public-service announcement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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