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 … 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
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as Rob McLaughlin

as Nell McLaughlin

as Katy McLaughlin

as Howard McLaughlin

as Jack

as Miranda Koop

as Rick Koop

as Esther Koop

as Norbert Rye

as Man With Clipboard

as Rider No. 6

as Mr. Masterson

as Male Prefect

as Rodeo Announcer

as Rodeo Worker

as Rodeo Worker

as Honor Student

as Trick Roper
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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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