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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
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
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 29, 2006
If you seek high-quality family entertainment, you have a friend in "Flicka."
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 25, 2006
It's got lovely vistas, and earnest performances, and Allison Lohman... is very believable.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 20, 2006
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.
| Original Score: B-
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
October 20, 2006
You can't go wrong with this plot: Girl meets pony, girl loses pony, girl gets pony back. There are problems, but they all live happily ever after, that's boilerplate. But so what?
| Original Score: 2.8/5
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
October 20, 2006
Director Mayer knows how to tug at the heartstrings, and his admirably restrained cast keeps the family drama from becoming too sugary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
October 20, 2006
Alison Lohman, the 27-year-old actress who plays Katy, makes the whole thing worth watching.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 20, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 20, 2006
A perfectly pleasant updating of the story, well-acted, nicely directed and beautifully photographed.
| Original Score: 3/5
M.E. Russell
October 20, 2006
The filmmakers behind the sweet-hearted, mostly well-made family film Flicka know their target audience. In fact, they cater to it at the expense of the original book.
| Original Score: B
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 20, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
October 20, 2006
A coming-of-age tale that proves as gentle as its subject is wild.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
David Gilmour
Globe and Mail
October 20, 2006
As things progress, the magic of the story asserts itself over the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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