• Luke Padilla

    ★★★½ Added by Luke Padilla

    Having seen the stage version of the same name, the film did not capture the same emotional power of the play. Often times it felt as if it were trying too hard to capture the emotion and the heart of the story that it missed much of it, causing much of the film to come across as cheesy. Overall, however, it was a decent film; in particular, the scene in which they charge to the other trench is done very well. No one really does chaotic war scenes like Spielberg.

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  • Rodolfo Castrezana

    ★★★★ Watched by Rodolfo Castrezana 24 Feb, 2015

    Spielberg sendo Spielberg. História bem contada, da maneira que ele contava nos bons e velhos tempos. E com uma fotografia fenomenal. Belíssimo filme.

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  • Brian Hann

    ★★★½ Added by Brian Hann

    A tear jerker for sure

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  • Devin Sheridan

    ★★★½ Watched by Devin Sheridan 14 Feb, 2015

    Kind of the same way i felt about Hugo. Really well shot, acted and directed but the story wasn't that riveting. There were some great scenes, for example if this was just a short film of the two soldiers from either side helping the horse out the barbwire, I'd easily give this 5 stars, but that was just a small section of this horse opus. Lastly those horses should have gotten a best supporting actor nod.

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  • Si Sharp

    ★★★ Watched by Si Sharp 11 Feb, 2015

    War, huh, Yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Neigh it again!

    It looks wonderful- from the beautiful fields of Devon to the muddy fields of the Somme. John Williams does what John Williams does. He's assembled a brilliant cast- even Eddie Marsan turns up for a role that could have been done by an extra.

    It even has the obligatory Spielberg breathtaking 'moment' when the horse bolts through trenches and into no man's land.

    Wait a minute, this…

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  • Thomas Williams

    ★★★½ Added by Thomas Williams 7

    War Horse is that Hollywood film that does everything right ... knowingly. It is put together by master filmmakers (the director here is Spielberg) and their crews and they know how to get a response out of an audience.

    In spite of that, War Horse isn't an overly sentimental manufactured weeper (although it could have been); it is just a Spielbergian human drama about a boy (Jeremy Irvine - Great Expectations) and his horse swept over the span of several…

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  • Rob Samuelson

    ★★★★½ Watched by Rob Samuelson 08 Feb, 2015

    Steven Spielberg makes something that should be a schmaltz fest -- and don't count out the heart in it -- into a deeply felt anthology of the war experience. Joey the horse is equally a MacGuffin, a character in his own right, and a metaphor for the disregard (contempt?) for the finer things in life during war.

    The smaller stories about the people on all sides of WWI who encounter the horse are fascinating in their universality -- the horse…

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  • honeyfrog

    Watched by honeyfrog 30 Dec, 2011

    theater

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  • Michael Stuhlman

    Added by Michael Stuhlman

    Nice to look at, but it's so god awful boring. Not to mention a hollywoodized version of Au Hasard Balthazar.

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  • deadmanramsey

    ★★ Added by deadmanramsey

    44/100

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  • GoodBadAndOdd

    ★★★ Watched by GoodBadAndOdd 31 Jan, 2015

    Overlong and disjointed by design, this movie nonetheless held my interest throughout, but was best when the focus was on humans interacting with each other - in particular the no man's land sequence without the horse, and the scene where the Englishman and the German worked together to free the horse from the wire.

    Also, it looked beautiful.

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  • Cinematic Justice

    ★★ Watched by Cinematic Justice 28 Jan, 2015

    I'm a huge Steven Spielberg fan so it almost physically pains me whenever I have to confess to being less than impressed with his work (especially with his directorial credits becoming less and less frequent). Consequently, the less I say about this film the better. If I had to identify the biggest problem here it would probably be that you just can't have this much schmaltz without some sort of solid foundation to latch on to.

    It's Spielberg, so you…

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