Because of Winn-Dixie Synopsis
Girl reconnects with her father after moving in with him following her mother's abandonment.
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Premiere

By Peter Debruge
Most likely chosen for its shaggy-dog looks, Winn-Dixie is actually a great deal more special than you'd expect, a fitting analogy for a...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
To Winn-Dixie's great credit, both as a book and as a dandy, dignified movie, there's nothing condescendingly lesson-like in the wisdom...
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75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The casting of Daniels, Tyson and Saint, all of whom underplay effortlessly, was shrewd.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In pace, sensibility, and big, beating heart, this is a child's first indie film, and it's the better for it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

Matthews holds his own with his experienced co-stars, and his half- talking/half-singing explanation of his criminal past is the movie's...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A sweet, family-friendly retelling of a touching and funny Newbery Award-winning children's book.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Thanks to director Wayne Wang ("The Joy Luck Club"), there are also artistic touches that keep this movie from sticking to the roof of the...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Sweet and warm-hearted, but there is another film with a similar story that is boundlessly better, and that is "My Dog Skip" (2000).
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Bland, amiable, innocuous.
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awesome

By moviestar06
i love this movie. it is sad in some parts but teaches a great life lesson, that you will meet that one special person, or animal in this case, that was meant to be with you, not always in marraige,...

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So good!

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Rated PG | For thematic elements and brief mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ A girl and a dog educate a small southern town.
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