War horse - wow what a movie - Spielberg has done it again.
Another Steven Spielberg winner. Beautiful story from the book and wonderful stage play of the same name. Great performances and stunning photography. Some of the war scenes are very realistic but this is a keeper for the whole family.
Very good movie, one of the best I have rented for ages.
The horse's acting was far superior to the actors. There were some over acting but an amazing and refreshing perspective that shows the similar human qualities that are present on both sides of the war. All the reasons to avoid war because the person you are fighting really isn't all that different from you!
What a lovely movie though quite sad had a happy ending for some. Well worth watching.
This was just a wonderful movie and one of the best I have ever enjoyed.
Very well done and emotionally involving.Well above average in entertainment value.
If you are a 'horsey' person and love 'nay-nays' this is right up your alley. If not, stay as far away as possible.
Soooooooooooooooo ordinary. The storyline is super contrived. I would rather watch Catwoman than this.
See my review on Catwoman......
It was very long and very sad. Will not watch again.
Dissapointing after all the hype and build up....way too slow and long and a very thin story line and more of a fairy tale than real life outcomes....a reasonable view for a sunday arvo but not a classic to write home about....sorry.....
Had its moments but overall a very disappointing film & way too long!
Speilberg will have to lift his game after this one!
A movie for the whole family. Those who are fond of horses will love this movie. Very touching.
This one did not disappoint; in our opinion it did not get a 5, but went really close! My wife is a bit of a horse person and noticed a few technical errors; but these do not detract from what is a powerful, emotive movie - well worth seeing! Steve
Fantastic great story of a boys love of a remarkable horse how they lose touch during the war and are reunited.
Yep, it's a Spielberg movie and Richard 'Black Adder' Curtis wrote the script, but this is no Schindler's List... not even a Saving Private Ryan because the battle scenes are ruinously sanitized for 'family' viewing. (As if any movie with 'War' in its title should be family viewing FFS!) The characters are pure caricature, the plot is riddled with absurdities, and the resolution depends on a coincidence of astounding improbability. So, worth seeing only for the principal photography (England looks uncharacteristically gorgeous), and for the horses.... if you particularly like horses that is.
Unbelievably brilliant story-telling (forgivably contrived in a Lassie Come Home-style), every new phase of the movie steps to an increasing level. Filmed beautifully, it brings out the best in your Blu-Ray and hi-definition big screen. The young Jeremy Irvine shows the ability of Spielberg to work with a new face and turn them into an instant rising star. The story is not a "war movie" and the war scenes are so artistic. The real theme of the movie is about constancy of character reflected in a horse; character attributes like companionship, loyalty, love, compassion. Courage, faith, ambition, determination etc. The two horse - the big Black and the big Red mirror the comradeship of brothers in arms. The horse is a symbol of the best in humanity and undying human spirit.
Yep, loved it. A little unrealstic I guess, but all the same it was beautiful, emotional and just a wonderful movie.
Brilliant and shows that Hollywood can produce a good movie from time to time.
Spielberg has made a classic here. It's a tear jerking story about fate, dedication and honor intertwined amongst the horror and chaos of world war 1. A wonderful movie to enjoy with company.
Spielberg has mixed the drama and acting of The Color Purple with the action and suspense of Saving Private Ryan and has created a superb, touching and special movie which is AAA viewing. This is a great movie for the whole family to watch and the horse(s) they used did an absolutely incredible job.
A special movie for animal lover, especially horse fans which tell a story about strong bond between a young man, his horse and other related characters throughout first WW era. Very touching and uplifting.
best film i have seen for a long time
Bit slow and didn't get into it turned it off after 20mins.