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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.



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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.

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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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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
Christian C

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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
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
Leigh Ryan

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Quite great and heartwarming family movie with horses again. A teenage daughter (Alison Lohman) of the family's mountainside horse ranch has a good courage to care about a wild mustang with love and strength.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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