• Agnis

    ★★½ Watched by Agnis 30 Mar, 2015

    Sentimental war movie that follows a horse around during WW1.

    Feels like it's meant to pull at the heartstrings of people who are into horses, so it didn't do much for me. The interesting bit was probably the fact that the horse was ended up switching between both sides, but as far as I'm concerned that could have been achieved with any arbitrary object, say a gun or something.

    Weird to think though that a hundred years ago horse cavalry was still a thing.


  • T.C. Robson

    ★★★★★ Watched by T.C. Robson 25 Dec, 2014 1

    You're a robot if you don't cry during this movie. The story puts Joey the horse at its center, not a human protagonist, but it feels as though you're watching a human. You feel the joy of his triumphs and the pain of his losses just as much as you feel it of the people that shape his life. Some characters are cold, but others develop a close bond with him, mirroring the one he has with first owner Albert. I could write a book on how beautiful this film is.


  • Marcelo Morgade

    ★★½ Watched by Marcelo Morgade 04 Mar, 2015

    Um ganso perseguindo pessoas ao som de uma música engraçadinha me fez pensar se estava assistindo um drama de guerra ou o Zorra Total. É quase como um road movie, com varios personagens entrando e saindo da trama mas q não acrescentam nada no arco do protagonista (talvez pelo fato dele ser um cavalo!!). A passagem do tempo também é muito mal narrada e do nada se adianta para as últimas batalhas no Somme no fim da guerra. Só vale pela bela reprodução das batalhas em trincheiras da Grande Guerra.


  • Adam Bolden

    ½ Watched by Adam Bolden 04 Jan, 2012

    War Horse could be one of the worst examples I have ever seen of a director doing the wrong picture at the wrong time. I don't know about the rest of the world, but I got sick of this kind of movie in the 1990's.

    Joey is a horse born to into a world on the brink of World War I. We follow his journey as he encounters people from both sides of the war, loses friends and ultimately tries…


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • Brian Hann

    ★★★½ Added by Brian Hann

    A tear jerker for sure


  • 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.


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • honeyfrog

    Watched by honeyfrog 30 Dec, 2011