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Radio Flyer Reviews

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June 20, 2017
Child abuse, alcoholism in coming-of-age tearjerker.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Radio Flyer pushes so many buttons that I wanted to start pushing back.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 26, 2002
Embarrassing, sentimental crap.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
January 1, 2000
If it were only sickly-sweet and inept, Radio Flyer would be dismissible, but its stabs at comforting metaphor backfire and make it contemptible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 15, 2008
A film one would like to like more.
November 27, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
May 20, 2013
A queasy combination of whimsy and child abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
The movie's ultimate reliance on wish-fulfillment is downright irresponsible.
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
March 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Donner has a reputation for manhandling scripts, and you get the feeling that buried beneath his stalker-movie techniques is a real movie, with a genuine feel for its characters and its subject.
January 1, 2000
One has to wonder what Donner really had in mind with this picture. It doesn't say anything serious about child abuse. It doesn't search for any serious answers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 20, 2003
Richard Donner's Radio Flyer is one of those infrequent and embarrassing efforts of a perfectly adequate Hollywood director to make the kind of offbeat movie for which he has no aptitude at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 18, 2004
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September 7, 2011
If nothing else, Radio Flyer is an original: The first feel-good movie about child abuse.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 20, 2013
A movie is not a public-service announcement, and a movie that tries to squeak by on intentions doesn't generally doesn't get very far. Viewed from any normal perspective, Radio Flyer never takes off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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