Flicka Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Classic book gallops to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 17, 2009
...an entirely needless piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 11, 2007
Perhaps the children will enjoy this, but I was just choked by the corniness...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies
April 19, 2007
If it's going to be a paint-by-numbers plot then there should be an emotional core to hang it on.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 18, 2006
With Flicka, young ladies who weren't in the market for Brokeback Mountain get their own chance to drool over the wide open spaces and awe-inspiring mountains of Wyoming, if they can avert their gaze from the gorgeous horses, that is.
Harvey S. Karten
November 13, 2006
A girl and a horse: that's love. What more can we want?
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pete Hammond
November 6, 2006
A skillfully told, beautifully shot coming-of-age story.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
November 5, 2006
An engrossing and beautifully acted remake that salutes horses, freedom, and familial love in ways that stir the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cynthia Fuchs
October 30, 2006
It's about wild horses representing a special sort of speed, force, and freedom, beyond Wild West shows and shootouts and men with no names.
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
October 30, 2006
Ultimately, the entire endeavor seems like an effort to cash in on a predictably bankable tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 29, 2006
If you seek high-quality family entertainment, you have a friend in "Flicka."
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine
October 28, 2006
Maria Bello's skill and onscreen presence speak volumes about the mother's thoughts and feelings, even when the script leaves her high and dry.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 27, 2006
This is a genuinely nice movie that wears its old-fashioned values proudly, and I had a good time watching it. Flicka is for the teenage girl in all of us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
October 27, 2006
Flicka's simplicity may be its best attribute.
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
October 26, 2006
will surely appeal to young girls, and even the occasional grown male film critic.
| Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 25, 2006
There simply aren't enough scenes illustrating the burgeoning bond between Katy and Flicka.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 25, 2006
It's got lovely vistas, and earnest performances, and Allison Lohman... is very believable.
Susan Granger
October 25, 2006
Formulaic but family-friendly revision and updating of the familiar coming-of-age drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
October 24, 2006
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.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 23, 2006
Lohman tries her darnedest to put some spirit in this rustic Flicka flick, but she's burned by the buckboard-wooden dialogue and by McGraw, who better keep the reins on his day job.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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