By Scott Brown
October 18, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT
Flicka: Merrick Morton
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Horse love and daddy love are the purest loves of all, and Flicka, a new yet insistently old-fashioned spin on the kid-lit classic My Friend Flicka, traffics in both. But bighearted and beautifully shot as it is, this latest film version (the original starred Roddy McDowall, the Alison Lohman of 1943, as the misfit trainer of a ”loco” horse) can’t buck its public-library mustiness, despite a blaring pop/country soundtrack. As for our heroine (Lohman), her archetypal struggle with crusty Pa (uncrusty Tim McGraw) feels attitude-heavy and life-lesson-light.

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  • PG
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  • 94 minutes
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