• kyrak

    ★★★½ Watched by kyrak 13 Jul, 2014

    I dismissed this as another sappy Spielberg film after seeing the original marketing campaign. I was wrong. It's not Spielberg's best, but I found this very underrated. There was a lot that I didn't expect - a wandering story that introduced a patchwork of varying stories during WWI, some glorious shots, and a sentimental story arc that maintains interest without getting into cringe territory. It's a fairly epic tale told in the classic style. I enjoyed it.

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  • Sarah Shachat

    ★★★★ Added by Sarah Shachat

    All Steven Spielberg needed while directing this John Ford tribute album was an eyepatch, and any lover of Ford's or the broad, unabashedly sentimental (elevating, if you prefer) war pictures of old Hollywood have to appreciate the achievement. It's a brave film to make in the face of The Hurt Locker, or more caustic portraits of combat. In a number of ways, War Horse is an HD spectacle benefiting from both romantic tradition and modern advantages. Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski is…

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  • griezmann

    ★★★★½ Added by griezmann

    - great!!!!!!
    - boring during SOME parts but you get over it
    - david kross
    - almost jeremy irvine

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  • Derek Diercksmeier

    ★★ Added by Derek Diercksmeier 3

    My favorite Spielberg film.

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  • Alfie_Packham

    ★★ Watched by Alfie_Packham 07 Jul, 2014

    "Okay can we move in for the extreme close-up shot of the goose now."

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  • Hadaraqui

    ★★★★ Watched by Hadaraqui 06 Jul, 2014

    Spielberg toma una novela en la que la voz protagonista es la de un caballo para hacer un homenaje al cine clásico, sobre todo a John Ford. Se nota en la fotografía, en el montaje, en esa primera parte que tanto recuerda a El Hombre Tranquilo. Por otro lado, el tomar como punto de partida una novela narrada por un caballo supone un lastre, ya que nos van contando las pequeñas aventuras del caballo durante la guerra, presentando a unos…

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  • spotlessmind

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by spotlessmind 07 Jul, 2014

    Es increíble la belleza de esta película. Y su espíritu. Y su sentimiento. Y su inteligencia.

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  • Ian Buckwalter

    ★★½ Watched by Ian Buckwalter 30 Nov, 2011

    Read my NPR review.

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  • JustCarlos99

    ★★★ Watched by JustCarlos99 28 Jun, 2014

    Very good made but too sentimental for my taste

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  • n1kname

    ★★½ Watched by n1kname 24 Jun, 2014

    It is obvious that the goal was to create a nostalgia-filled movie that pays honour to old children drama adventure movies. The prime examples are the picturesque country side shots, the melodramatic family situations, the one dimensional portrayal of the bad guys and theatrical acting.

    However, this all blows up and makes this movie a terrible corny cheeseball fest. War Horse is silly, overdone and I had hard time taking it all seriously. The acting and the cartoony characters is…

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  • Jeffrey Overstreet

    ★★★★ Added by Jeffrey Overstreet

    My review of this film was originally published in December 2011. My "neigh" was not a nay.

    Excerpt:

    I'll fight for War Horse—its close-ups, its tidal waves of John Williams’ score, its painterly skies, even its simplistic character sketches.

    Why? Three reasons: its source material, its intended audience, and its celebration of the romantic, emotional epics of the late 1930s and early 1940s.

    It is crucial to remember what many critics who dismiss this film have forgotten: War Horse, recently…

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  • MooseMeister

    ★★★ Watched by MooseMeister 22 Jun, 2014

    Disclaimer: I do not like horses. I don't like to watch or - God forbid - ride on them. They scare me. I don't like watching other people riding horses, racing, jumping or doing stupid pet tricks with them. I am not a horse person (if you had any doubt up to this point).

    So how did I appreciate this movie (directed by Steven Spielberg of all people!) about a horse??

    Not so much. Decidedly old-fashioned which can be a…

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