• Roger Joseph Ebert

    ★★★★½ Added by Roger Joseph Ebert

    The closing shots of Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" will stir emotions in every serious movie lover. The sky is painted with a deeply red-orange sunset. A lone rider is seen far away on the horizon. The rider approaches and dismounts. He embraces a woman and a man. They all embrace the horse's head. Music swells. This footage, with the rich colors and dramatic framing on what is either a soundstage or intended to look like one, could come directly from…

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  • Lianne Motshagen

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lianne Motshagen 21 Apr, 2014

    A very heartwarming, emotional story, well acted and a great soundtrack. This movie is complete for me! Love Joey!

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  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel Charchuk 15 Dec, 2011

    I’ll admit, I went into War Horse fully expecting to hate it. For a cynical film snob such as myself, the prospects of Steven Spielberg directing an adaptation of a beloved British children’s novel about a horse that miraculously survives the First World War reeks of sentimental Oscar bait of the highest order. And, make no mistake, it is; and yet, somehow, I enjoyed it. Though certainly a far cry from the director’s post-9/11 ‘dark’ films (Minority Report, War of…

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  •  Andy McCarton

    Watched by Andy McCarton 18 Apr, 2014

    It made me appreciate the many 'animal against the odds' (a genre I didn't realise existed until now ) films that have seen over the years.
    This is the horse equivalent of Saving Private Ryan, it is designed to push all your emotional buttons at just the right time leave you a blubbering wreck. What is missing a solid realistic story that I could get behind. At about 50 minutes , I was think 'oh really , again' ; was…

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  • Marcos Araujo

    ★★ Watched by Marcos Araujo 14 Apr, 2014

    Muito fraquinho. Puramente emocional e cheio de jargões...

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  • Joshua

    ★★★½ Watched by Joshua 12 Apr, 2014

    The most difficult part of writing a review is writing the opening paragraph. One stares off into space, or at an empty text box, waiting for the words to come to them. However, in the case of War Horse, much of my review from The Book Thief could be re-arranged to form the opening of this review. And that is because much of my criticisms and compliments regarding The Book Thief are completely applicable here. War Horse will absolutely divide…

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  • Andrew Nurmi

    ★★★½ Watched by Andrew Nurmi 31 Mar, 2014

    'War Horse' is a heartwarming movie that is moderately entertaining. This movie will warm your heart with its beautiful adventure of reuniting a horse with its owner, but that really all this movie has going for it. It really doesn't have any memorable performances. It does feature both Tom and Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch (both of whom are promptly killed off) but other than that, this movie didn't feature any amazing actors. This movie is perfectly enjoyable, I just don't…

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  • nicktday

    ★★★ Rewatched by nicktday 28 Mar, 2014

    This feels more like a visual representation of John Williams' score than an actual film by its own right. Would probably work quite well as a play...

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  • Chad Anderson

    ★★★½ Watched by Chad Anderson 22 Mar, 2014

    We taped this off of channel CGV and then had to watch it in two parts, finishing it tonight. It has a lot of interesting WWI stuff and some of the earlier relationship between Albert and Joey, the horse, was quite compelling. However it all kept going over the top to the extent that Hyunsook was asking what the movie was trying to say: everyone who is not the "true" owner of the horse dies... Interesting enough I would not have questioned it so much had I not had a break of a day between halves.

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  • Tara Sprague

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Tara Sprague 21 Mar, 2014

    Tom Hiddleston!!

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  • Alex Krajci

    ★★★★ Watched by Alex Krajci 17 Mar, 2014

    I Like 2011's War Horse, I Like It Because Steven Spielberg Is My Favorite Film Director.

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  • Arrianne

    ★½ Watched by Arrianne 16 Mar, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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