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War Horse (2011) Movie Information

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1923

Avg. Rating:

2.78/4

# of Ratings:

119

Genres:

War

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/25/2011

DVD Release:

04/03/2012

Director:

Steven Spielberg

Actors:

Jeremy Irvine
Tom Hiddleston
Emily Watson
David Thewlis
David Kross
Peter Mullan

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Albert is a young man who has developed a close bond with his horse, Joey. After Joey is conscripted to fight in WWI, Albert, despite being underage, enlists himself in order to make it to the trenches of France and save his friend. -- Chris Kavan

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Matthew Brady 07/30/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Wow this horse is amazing. Okay what did I think about this movie well I can say that it is the best movie of 2011, just a great film with a good score.

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worleyjamers 06/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Steven Spielberg, yet again, proves to be one of the best directors and story tellers of our time. Only he could take a story about the relationship between a horse and his boy and turn it into a heart warming adventure. The character development is arguably the best thing about the film; War Horse has many different characters, some only in the movie for a few scenes, but almost immediately their roles in the grand story are seen. The cinematography is gorgeous and the score sweeping. It's one of the best films of 2011.

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Rod 05/04/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A good mix of drama, war and humor. I love the cinematography. The plot (and subplots) works! I was waiting for the horses to talk tho, jk. =)

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  Zeljka
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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.

Rating of
3/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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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...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Alex
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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...

Rating of
1/4 

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  Northeast Kid
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Looks like it comes out next week. Haven't seen much on it. I know it premiered to good reviews but I don't have any hope for it.
11/19/2011
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This trailer could be one of the dumbest trailer I have ever seen. Looks like another Lassie/Marley and Me/Seabiscuit/Secretariat movie. You must have to love animals with all of your heart to enjoy this movie. To me, it looks pitiful, but hopefully I am surprised.
11/09/2011
4:27 pm CT

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