Flicka

Flicka

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Flicka Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

October 25, 2006
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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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 Source: L.A. Weekly

October 24, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 21, 2006
Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
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Alison Lohman, the 27-year-old actress who plays Katy, makes the whole thing worth watching.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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This Flicka may not be a classic, but it's a nice afternoon's entertainment, particularly for girls who ride wild horses in their dreams.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2006
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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The apparent lesson of the movie? Keep disobeying your parents and you'll eventually get your way.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 20, 2006
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Flicka is a bronc you shouldn't put money on.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

October 20, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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A perfectly pleasant updating of the story, well-acted, nicely directed and beautifully photographed.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

October 20, 2006
John Anderson
Newsday
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Often very beautiful looking, but gracelessly directed.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

October 20, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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A movie which seems designed to do nothing more than feature some pretty pictures of horses and possibly move a few units of a tie-in soundtrack.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

October 20, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Flicka is a new version of the family classic about a teenager and a wild horse that's as misconceived as it is corny and predictable.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

October 20, 2006
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Horse-mad tweens may not notice its flaws, but with a defter touch, even this familiar story might have made for a more exciting ride.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2006
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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The latest version of this beloved kid-loves-horse story has everything a film requires to attract an equine-crazy audience of all ages.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

October 20, 2006
David Gilmour
Globe and Mail
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As things progress, the magic of the story asserts itself over the audience.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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A guaranteed tearjerker.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

October 20, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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This is the kind of movie that many families are looking for, but all too rarely receive.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

October 20, 2006
Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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Alison Lohman is appropriately tousled as the rebellious teen, who identifies with the horse she's struggling to tame, but her performance is alternately shrill and pouty.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 20, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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[A] lovably corny adaptation of Mary O'Hara's grade-school classic, My Friend Flicka.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

October 20, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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A well-made family drama pitched to young adults that's honest, tough and surprisingly engaging.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 19, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Girl meets horse yet again in this entertainingly ridiculous update of Mary O'Hara's 1941 childrens novel, My Friend Flicka.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 19, 2006
Annemarie Moody
Arizona Republic
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Breathtaking scenery and the sweet story of a girl, her dad and a special horse make Flicka a worthwhile family flick.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 19, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Sentimental but not cloying, Flicka is family-friendly entertainment that hits almost all the right notes, even though it is playing the same old song.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 19, 2006
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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At its best, the movie sounds like a standard Hollywood product in an automatic heartfelt mode.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 19, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Not to beat, well, a dead horse, but, despite its lovely scenery, likable cast and pro-mustang message, this Flicka seems superfluous and manipulative.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

October 19, 2006
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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A thoroughly uninspiring drama that ultimately buckles under Michael Mayer's weighty direction.

October 18, 2006
Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
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A new yet insistently old-fashioned spin on the kid-lit classic My Friend Flicka.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

October 18, 2006
David Germain
Associated Press
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The dull dialogue and predictable action corrals the actors.

October 18, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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To call this the best horse-and-kid picture since The Black Stallion a quarter century ago is true but misleading; it's not really either an animal or a kids' film but rather a young adult drama that rings emotionally true.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2006
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