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War Horse (2011) Movie Reviews

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04/25/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Decent but not extraordinary.

Unsurprisingly for Spielberg, the movie was beautiful - the scenery, the animal(s) and the story without any gore and blood usual for such movies. But I couldn't care less for human characters as not a single one was long enough present on the screen. Maybe something was wrong with the script, when it couldn't make me feel something for the people in the movie. I certainly did care for the horse - the depiction of his sufferings was almost unendurable - so I expected more at the end of the movie, more emotions, more... something. Like Spielberg was told to be moderate in his outbursts of affection, but this is a wrong kind of movies to apply such advice. Lassie Come-Home wouldn't be so good family movie had we been to its characters so...indifferent.

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01/18/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

War Horse review

Ted Narracott (Peter Mullan) purchases a horse instead of a plow animal. His son Albert (Jeremy Irvine) trains the horse and names it Joey. England is at war with Germany so his father sells it to a soldier named Captain Nicholls (Tom Hiddleston). Joey travels from one owner to another. Parts of the screenplay were engaging with lines such as “Some days are best forgotten.” “It’s good to be proud in doing something good.” “It will never be over.” Spectacular cinematography and slight humor of the story was evident from the talented veteran director. Realism of the war scenes was impeccable. Only reservations this critic had were the lack of a likable character apart from the horse and the film slows down when it came to the grandfather and Emilie’s story. War Horse is a decent...

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01/14/2012 (1 of 2 found this helpful)

Probably The Worst Movie I Have Seen of 2011

Even the absolute beauty of the way this movie was shot cannot save the horrible story and horrible acting at times. Shame on you, Hollywood Foreign Press (golden globes) for even nominating this movie. I think Vigo Mortensen wrote this movie.

The Story: Horrible. Maybe if you are a horse lover or in love with Seabiscuit, Secretariat or any other over the top melodramatic movie you could enjoy this film. I am none of those (I despise Seabiscuit and I have never seen Secretariat). A young boy falls in love with a horse (in a very weird way in my opinion). His poor father finally buys the horse and the kid's love for the horse exponentially grows. Then the horse goes to war. Sounds bad, right? It is.

Style/Cinematography: Awesome. One of the best I have seen in a few years. Very hig...

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