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Flicka Reviews

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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.
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2006
The movie is inoffensive and forgettable, which is probably what they were going for.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
October 20, 2006
There's nothing friendly about this joyless and repellently melodramatic family film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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
October 20, 2006
It's not bad -- pretty people, pretty animals and pretty scenery -- it's only pointless.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 16, 2006
Their voice is strong, they're just not singing a new tune.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 11, 2007
Perhaps the children will enjoy this, but I was just choked by the corniness...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2006
Formulaic but family-friendly revision and updating of the familiar coming-of-age drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 19, 2006
At its best, the movie sounds like a standard Hollywood product in an automatic heartfelt mode.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2006
Often very beautiful looking, but gracelessly directed.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2006
Flicka is a bronc you shouldn't put money on.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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.
April 17, 2009
...an entirely needless piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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