Flicka
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

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"It's got lovely vistas, and earnest performances, and Allison Lohman... is very believable."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Alison Lohman, the 27-year-old actress who plays Katy, makes the whole thing worth watching."
‑ Daphne Gordon, Toronto Star
"Classic book gallops to the big screen."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"If it's going to be a paint-by-numbers plot then there should be an emotional core to hang it on."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
"A skillfully told, beautifully shot coming-of-age story."
‑ Pete Hammond, Maxim
"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."
‑ Ella Taylor, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"...an entirely needless piece of work."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"An engrossing and beautifully acted remake that salutes horses, freedom, and familial love in ways that stir the heart."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"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."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"The apparent lesson of the movie? Keep disobeying your parents and you'll eventually get your way."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"Perhaps the children will enjoy this, but I was just choked by the corniness..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A girl and a horse: that's love. What more can we want?"
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"It's about wild horses representing a special sort of speed, force, and freedom, beyond Wild West shows and shootouts and men with no names."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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