Flicka

2006

Flicka

Critics 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.

53%

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Total Count: 79

82%

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User Ratings: 97,122
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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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Cast

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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Audience Reviews for Flicka

  • May 23, 2013
    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
  • Dec 02, 2011
    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.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2011
    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 C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 24, 2009
    I found this to be a really beautiful film. The locations were fantastic. Some of them looked gorgeous. The acting was great. Alison Lohman did a terrific job as Katy. Some of the horse scenes, epescially the chasing, was shot very well. The characters are all interesting, each with a sweet side that you can easily take a liking to. The coming-of-age theme is used very well with the character Katy, and a lot of the other characters, including the wild mustang Flicka. The other thing I loved about this was the family struggling with their money. I thought they handled this type of theme really well with the storytelling and characters. This isn't just a cliche' "horsey" film for little girls, it's something that everyone will enjoy, even the boys. I'd even call it a great family film. It's beautiful.
    James H Super Reviewer

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