Flicka (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

Flicka (2006)



Critic Consensus: The rebellious protagonist will rally girls and children, but adults may find Flicka saddled with thin characters, over-the-top dialogue, and a plot that wanders into the countryside and never comes back.

Movie Info

Sixteen-year-old Katy McLaughlin dreams of fulfilling her family legacy by working on her father's ranch in modern-day Wyoming. But Katy's father wants more for her, insisting that Katy go to college. Katy finds a wild mustang, which she names Flicka, and sets out to make her a riding horse. But, Flicka and Katy are more alike than she could have imagined. Like Katy, Flicka has a disdain for authority and is not about to give up her freedom without a fight. But, Katy's rancher father, the equally-willful Rob, sees nothing but trouble coming from the untamed animal and discourages his daughter from keeping her. Nonetheless, conflicted by a need to harness her own wild ways yet stay true to a free spirit within, Katy sets out to break through to Flicka and transform her into a riding horse.more
Rating: PG (for some mild language)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Laurence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2007
Box Office: $20.9M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Tim McGraw
as Rob McLaughlin
Maria Bello
as Nell McLaughlin
Alison Lohman
as Katy McLaughlin
Ryan Kwanten
as Howard McLaughlin
Kaylee DeFer
as Miranda Koop
Dey Young
as Esther Koop
Nick Searcy
as Norbert Rye
Wade Williams
as Man With Clipboard
David Burton
as Rider No. 6
John O'Brien
as Mr. Masterson
Armie Hammer
as Male Prefect
Bob Tallman
as Rodeo Announcer
Angelines Santana
as Rodeo Worker
Jose Angel Santana
as Rodeo Worker
Emma Ritchie
as Honor Student
Gene McLaughlin
as Trick Roper
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News & Interviews for Flicka

Critic Reviews for Flicka

All Critics (81) | Top Critics (29)

It's got lovely vistas, and earnest performances, and Allison Lohman... is very believable.

Full Review… | October 25, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

It takes a pristine gift for mediocrity to ruin Mary O'Hara's muscular children's novel about a wild boy and his wild horse, but director Michael Mayer has brought off the massacre with aplomb.

Full Review… | October 24, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Set against the gorgeous backdrop of a Wyoming mountain range, [Flicka] offers up fantasy footage for every strong-willed girl who ever straddled a saddle.

Full Review… | October 20, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Classic book gallops to the big screen.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

...an entirely needless piece of work.

Full Review… | April 17, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

Perhaps the children will enjoy this, but I was just choked by the corniness...

Full Review… | September 11, 2007
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Flicka


Awful action; worse script. Shallow characters no one could believe or care about. I just wanted to grab the reigns and ride Flicka full-trot to the glue factory. A total waste of time. I was mostly offended by the immoral message imparted to children which seems to approve sassing their parents.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

My mother dragged me to this one. It was pretty boring and too girlish for me. The plot was trying too hard to be good when its just a horse movie. The cast was pretty good, nothing amazing. Overall its not really worth seeing in my opinion.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


Fantastic. Lohman really rocked in this role. It is weird seeing the story with a female lead but what the heck...

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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