• 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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  • TheCarrotLover

    ★★★★★ Added by TheCarrotLover

    One of the best and strongest movies ever made about a horse.

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  • Leonardo Miranda

    ★½ Added by Leonardo Miranda

    Cresça, Steven.

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  • Jason MD-P

    ★★★★ Added by Jason MD-P

    Spielberg definitely knows how to film a war. Powerful, well-crafted, and crowd-pleasing. Few can make movies like he can.
    Reminded me a bit of Black Beauty at first :).

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  • Hitsville U.K.

    ★★ Watched by Hitsville U.K. 14 Feb, 2012

    "Maybe it’s a rite of passage. Like your first sip of alcohol, or leaving home. Something to add to the list of Signs That You Are Growing Old™: not enjoying a Michael Morpurgo story.

    I really wanted to like War Horse. I love animals, I like history, I loved Private Peaceful when I was younger. But there were a few too many faintly ridiculous twists in this plot. I won’t include any spoilers, but throughout the film, while the ten-year-old…

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  • Wei Li Heng

    ★★★★½ Watched by Wei Li Heng 16 Jan, 2015

    War Horse, aka: Black Beauty in WWI.

    War Horse, directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, is a movie about a man and his horse. It focuses on the relationship between said man and horse, as well as the adventures the horse has in the midst of World War I.

    One thing the regular cine-phile will immediately notice is the standard Spielberg 'feel'. You know, the long one-shots, the 'person looking over the camera at the distance' shot, all that stuff.…

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  • Dan Gvozden

    ★★★ Watched by Dan Gvozden 01 Jan, 2012

    I’m of two minds when it comes to my interpretation of Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. When I think about films that I enjoyed I tend to think about how the film affected me and how invisible the filmmaking was. On one hand, War Horse is an incredibly powerful film about the futility of war and its effect on the innocent lives caught up in it. On the other hand, it is a manipulative film that acts as almost a parody…

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  • Brent Paton

    ★★★ Added by Brent Paton

    Well made film with strong acting and moving story. Doesn't feel like a Spielberg film...I didn't notice any of his stylistic touches.

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  • Richard Doyle

    ★★★ Rewatched by Richard Doyle 06 Jan, 2015

    I saw this in the theatre and disliked it pretty intensely. I have since seen the stage production and was quite fond of it, so I thought I should give the film another look to see if my feelings have changed. No, they haven't really. If anything, I ultimately like the film even less. I am not a Spielberg fan. He is undoubtedly an immensely talented film maker, perhaps the most talented film maker of broad, mainstream entertainment of the…

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  • Panta Oz

    ★★ Added by Panta Oz

    I really wasn't interested to see this movie, but after couple of weeks of pressure from my better half, we finally watched it together. And I have to say this movie is a typical product of a society which cares more for a cat stranded on a tree, or a dog infested with flees, or a poorly looked after horse, than a neighbour who was found dead after three weeks in their apartment, half decomposed and never visited by relatives…

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  • aajohn

    ★★★★ Rewatched by aajohn 01 Jan, 2015

    Always manages to give me a lump in my throat.

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  • Cole Schneider

    ★★½ Watched by Cole Schneider 01 Jan, 2015

    Featuring several great segments and altogether superior filmmaking, the film is too concerned with sentiment and grandeur to actually imbue itself.

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