A teenager (Alison Lohman) in modern-day Wyoming tames a mustang and dreams of, one day, running her father's (Tim McGraw) ranch.
" [A] lovably corny adaptation of Mary O'Hara's grade-school classic, My Friend Flicka. "
" A guaranteed tearjerker. "
" A perfectly pleasant updating of the story, well-acted, nicely directed and beautifully photographed. "
" A well-made family drama pitched to young adults that's honest, tough and surprisingly engaging. "
" Alison Lohman, the 27-year-old actress who plays Katy, makes the whole thing worth watching. "
" As things progress, the magic of the story asserts itself over the audience. "
" It's got lovely vistas, and earnest performances, and Allison Lohman... is very believable. "
" The latest version of this beloved kid-loves-horse story has everything a film requires to attract an equine-crazy audience of all ages. "
" 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. "
" This is the kind of movie that many families are looking for, but all too rarely receive. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Flicka is a bronc you shouldn't put money on. "
" 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. "
" Girl meets horse yet again in this entertainingly ridiculous update of Mary O'Hara's 1941 childrens novel, My Friend Flicka. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Often very beautiful looking, but gracelessly directed. "
" The apparent lesson of the movie? Keep disobeying your parents and you'll eventually get your way. "
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