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Flicka Reviews

October 25, 2006
It's got lovely vistas, and earnest performances, and Allison Lohman... is very believable.
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 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.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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
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
October 20, 2006
The apparent lesson of the movie? Keep disobeying your parents and you'll eventually get your way.
Full Review | 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 20, 2006
A perfectly pleasant updating of the story, well-acted, nicely directed and beautifully photographed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2006
Often very beautiful looking, but gracelessly directed.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
Horse-mad tweens may not notice its flaws, but with a defter touch, even this familiar story might have made for a more exciting ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
October 20, 2006
As things progress, the magic of the story asserts itself over the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2006
A guaranteed tearjerker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2006
This is the kind of movie that many families are looking for, but all too rarely receive.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
October 20, 2006
[A] lovably corny adaptation of Mary O'Hara's grade-school classic, My Friend Flicka.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 19, 2006
A well-made family drama pitched to young adults that's honest, tough and surprisingly engaging.
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 19, 2006
Breathtaking scenery and the sweet story of a girl, her dad and a special horse make Flicka a worthwhile family flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 19, 2006
Sentimental but not cloying, Flicka is family-friendly entertainment that hits almost all the right notes, even though it is playing the same old song.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 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 18, 2006
A thoroughly uninspiring drama that ultimately buckles under Michael Mayer's weighty direction.
October 18, 2006
A new yet insistently old-fashioned spin on the kid-lit classic My Friend Flicka.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 18, 2006
The dull dialogue and predictable action corrals the actors.
October 18, 2006
To call this the best horse-and-kid picture since The Black Stallion a quarter century ago is true but misleading; it's not really either an animal or a kids' film but rather a young adult drama that rings emotionally true.