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Flicka Reviews

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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.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 19, 2006
It must have annoyed the people making Flicka when Dreamer came out last year. They're similar films, and Dreamer is better.
| Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 19, 2006
The movie is inoffensive and forgettable, which is probably what they were going for.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 19, 2006
Girl meets horse yet again in this entertainingly ridiculous update of Mary O'Hara's 1941 childrens novel, My Friend Flicka.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
October 20, 2006
There's nothing friendly about this joyless and repellently melodramatic family film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
October 20, 2006
Flicka is a classic tearjerker but may be a little too old-fashioned for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 20, 2006
It's not bad -- pretty people, pretty animals and pretty scenery -- it's only pointless.
| Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
October 16, 2006
Their voice is strong, they're just not singing a new tune.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
October 25, 2006
Formulaic but family-friendly revision and updating of the familiar coming-of-age drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 19, 2006
Not to beat, well, a dead horse, but, despite its lovely scenery, likable cast and pro-mustang message, this Flicka seems superfluous and manipulative.
| Original Score: C+
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
October 19, 2006
At its best, the movie sounds like a standard Hollywood product in an automatic heartfelt mode.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 20, 2006
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
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 20, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 20, 2006
Often very beautiful looking, but gracelessly directed.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 20, 2006
Flicka is a bronc you shouldn't put money on.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
October 20, 2006
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.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 17, 2009
...an entirely needless piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
October 20, 2006
This would fit right in with the "follow your heart" school of thought that has been common to, say, Disney films of the past 20 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
October 28, 2006
John Lekich
Georgia Straight
October 28, 2006
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 21, 2006
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