• ab

    ★★½ Watched by ab 22 Nov, 2014

    No Steve, I'm not falling for it. I'm not falling for your cheesy schmaltz. No way would the film end the way it did. No, war isn't like that. Fuck off.

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  • Ollie

    ★★½ Watched by Ollie 16 Nov, 2014

    A period drama for kids.

    Without any characterisation.

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  • MadManWithaBox

    ★★★★½ Added by MadManWithaBox

    Who would have thought this would be good? Well I did, cos its spielberg, and if anyone could make a movie about a horse going to war good, he could. He's the king of this stuff. To put it another way, if spielberg had done interstellar after all instead of Nolan, he could have made that crap work, cos he's goddamn spielberg.

    But yeah, war horse is really good. Incredibly sentimental, unrealistic, of course, but under the master of it, its an incredible thing to watch, the cinematography is striking, and... its just a really good movie. I loved it. Highly recommended.

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  • Kevin Wight

    ★½ Watched by Kevin Wight 16 Nov, 2014

    Do you know; if I didn't know any better, I would be convinced that Spielberg actually wants us to fancy this horse. It's the only way I can explain the bizarre devotion that every human character in this sorry mess has to this creature. At the auction scenes they're practically cramming crumpled dollars into the bridle of the coquettish equine tart.

    As horses go, it's alright. It's a horse. A horse that seems to be the kiss of death and…

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  • esosh

    ★★½ Watched by esosh 16 Nov, 2014 1

    I would've given it 5 stars if the movie had been about the crazy goose.

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  • João Garcias

    ★★★★ Watched by João Garcias 18 Nov, 2014

    The animal acting is very good as well as Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch, even though the last ones being so brief. The story could be better and some emotionally scenes were a little forced but I really liked the visual aspect of the film, especially the England landscapes shots and the last scene with the fantastic sunset.

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  • Alastair Hendry

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Alastair Hendry 16 Nov, 2014

    Lovely story, well told although not as emotionally wrenching as some had led me to believe. The only downside to this beautifully made film is that the story doesn't really allow us to fully invest in the human characters as we never spend very long with them before moving on to the next part of the story. But then this is a story about the horse so I can forgive that. (19.8.12)

    Maybe it's because I'm watching this during the…

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  • Chrisowski

    ★★★ Watched by Chrisowski 16 Nov, 2014 2

    Once upon a time…

    There was a film about a young boy and a horse.

    The boy and the horse did everything together. Ploughed fields, raced cars, played chase.

    Until one sorrowful day, the boy’s father, struggling to pay the rent on his farm, sold the horse to a {corned beef factory}, brave young army officer who needed a trusty steed to ride upon into the field of battle.

    The horse goes to war. The horse becomes a double agent.…

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  • Graham Williamson

    ★½ Watched by Graham Williamson 16 Nov, 2014 3

    Delightful though it is to hear a major Hollywood movie mention South Shields, Steven Spielberg's big, slow adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's modern classic children's novel didn't work for me. Really, there's no reason for that slim book to be made into a film that's nearly half an hour longer than Tomas Alfredsson's recent adaptation of John le Carre's somewhat more complex Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - other, I suspect, than the film's roots.

    Rather than a straight adaptation of Morpurgo's…

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  • AmandaC

    ★★★½ Watched by AmandaC 16 Nov, 2014

    Great adaptation of a fantastic story. Awesome animal acting.

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  • thesilentplanet

    ★★ Watched by thesilentplanet 16 Nov, 2014

    Quite enjoyed the parts which weren't about the horse....

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★★ Watched by Adrian Zachow 17 Mar, 2012

    Sweeping melodrama about a horse from England sent to WWI, and the boy that raised him enlisting in the hope to reunite with him. Along the way the horse touches the lives of many people, including soldiers at both sides of the front line. This is not a realistic war drama like "Saving Private Ryan", although it does feature some harrowing battle scenes and situations. In fact, it's more like E.T. in the sense that it's sentimental, and often designed…

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