• Mark James Atienza

    ★★★★ Watched by Mark James Atienza 06 Mar, 2012

    ...a uniquely enchanting film made with skillful cinematography, affectionate storytelling and poignant drama.

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  • Prake'D

    ★★★★★ Added by Prake'D

    Its not about usual war, bullets flyin', bayonets scorin' and men screamin' orders n in pain...though its present in this movie. Its rather about what the hell happens when war comes between a guy and his much loved horse and as for this movie, its from the horse's perspective and got very little to do with men, if so its about how they feel about horses, in this case, Joey. Need some patience to watch it at a go and you might find a piece of art.

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  • Jeff King

    ★★ Watched by Jeff King 24 Apr, 2016

    Utterly contrived film that, well-made though it is, is nevertheless plodding and dull. How many different reverses and changes of fortune can a single horse and his boy endure? An infinite number, it seems.

    The lead actor isn't bad in and of himself, but the movie gives him nothing to work with beyond earnest pleading for everyone to believe in him and his miracle horse.

    The horse plotline (the whole movie) is ludicrous enough that it broke my suspension of…

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  • verynotgood

    ½ Added by verynotgood

    It has both Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston and still managed to make me sleep throughout most of it. Totally logging as watched.

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  • Willem van der Zanden

    ★★½ Watched by Willem van der Zanden 15 Apr, 2016

    ... 'cause this movie doesn't really know where to go with itself. It felt like Spielberg switched between childlike E.T. moments and hardcore Saving Private Ryan moments that really came too close to clashing with each other. But eventually it was still watchable. Acting was okay, not perfect. Cinematography was good as usual, Spielberg never really makes mistakes on that department. Music was definitely the best part, Williams is on top level from the get go. The editing tended to…

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  • EvanstonDad

    Added by EvanstonDad

    A woeful movie that possibly challenges "Amistad" as Steven Spielberg's very worst film.

    "War Horse" is an episodic tale of a -- you guessed it -- horse and its journey through the hell of World War I. Because the film spends no more than a few minutes on each set of characters the horse comes across, and because a horse is a rather uninteresting main character, the film has no narrative momentum, a fact that is not helped by its…

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  • Sarah

    ★★★½ Added by Sarah

    it wasn't amazing but i cried a lot also tom hiddleston

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  • Cherry Ng

    ★★ Watched by Cherry Ng 03 Feb, 2012

    the only two things i remember from this movie: tom hiddleston's puppy dog eyes; benedict cumberbatch's pedophile moustache

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  • Robert G

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Robert G 08 Apr, 2016

    Steven Spielberg is THE master storyteller of this generation.

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  • eevade

    ½ Watched by eevade 28 Mar, 2016

    It tries really hard to feel important and deep, but it comes out simply silly and corny.
    The cinematography is beautiful though.

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  • Craig Hart

    ★★★★ Added by Craig Hart

    Director Steven Spielberg is no stranger to staging large-scale war set pieces, but this is his first foray into World War 1. Based on the children’s book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo and its subsequent critically-acclaimed theater production (which used life-sized puppets for the horses), it’s the story of a young farm boy Albert (Jeremy Irvine) from Devon in England, who raises a willful colt name Joey to be more than others expect him to be. On the…

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