War Horse


Action / Drama / History / War

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 77%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 74%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 131751


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March 15, 2012 at 01:02 PM


Benedict Cumberbatch as Maj. Jamie Stewart
Tom Hiddleston as Capt. Nicholls
Toby Kebbell as Geordie Soldier
David Thewlis as Lyons
903.58 MB
23.976 fps
2hr 26 min
P/S 12 / 82

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by M. J Arocena 7 / 10

A Very Pretty Movie

John Williams score - wall to wall - reminds us this is a Steven Spielberg film. The Spielberg from "Always" not the Spielberg from "Munich" To say the film is a sentimental boy and horse tale kinds of says it all but, to be honest, not quite all. The battle scenes, WWI this time, are from the same man (men) who gave us those glorious first 45 minutes of "Saving Private Ryan" The display of means is staggering. "Paths Of Glory" and "Pride Of The Marines" came to mind. Our hero, played by Jeremy Irvine, reminded me of young heroes in Disney movies, Tommy Kirk for instance. He's pretty and harmless. But the horse, well the horse is a whole other story. Brilliant performance. I think the Academy should be seriously considering an animal category. This year alone we had this remarkable horse, plus the amazing dogs in "Beginners" an "The Artist" I know, I'm rambling, well so did "War Horse" but in a much prettier way of course.

Reviewed by Knights of Sodium 1 / 10

Oh no dear god why? Why?!?

When i was growing up in the lush hills of my native country of Sweden the name Steven Spielberg meant something. Hearing the name Spielberg made me and my countrymen remember Indy Jones, ET Jaws. And then he blow our collective little minds with his movie magic with films such as Jurassic park, and saving private Ryan. Jurassic had my kid brother literary climbing the walls of our local cinema in sheer youthful terror at the sight of the realistic evil little lizards.

For my part Ryan was and is still one huge pile of greatness. The name Spielberg was a surefire way of knowing that you were going to be on one heck of a thrill ride when seeing one of his movies.

I mean Indy shooting that sword guy or harassing that poor Chinese midget? Classic! But somewhere along the line Spielberg must have suffered a stroke that has been kept quit or been abducted and replaced with one of them surrogates from Bruce Willis bleak masterful prophetic movie with the same name.

Cause this can't possibly be the same person can it? Can it? And if it can, then help us god...

What can you say about war horse that hasn't already been covered? Its a 2.40h blazing poop wave of sap and ham fisted acting.

Right from the start where Lupin somehow is alive again (and a bit of tool) forces jovial and lovable drunk Irish farmer into waving a bidding war over a horse.

Or as the movie war horse subtly puts it, the most super awesome honey dipped pantspeeingly amazing horse ever EVER! The horse plows a field, runs by a car which is puttering along at the neckbreakingly speed of 5miles per hour, but did not stop a burning child from crying or end poverty or won the dance audtion or even saved the rec center. So it did nothing that would warrant its status as a godlike being.

But i digress, wasn't my meaning to give a blow by blow of this either magnificent poop-storm of a movie but i can't help myself cause it got me really upset dang it...

I rented this movie, and it promised me the feelgood movie of the year, "a magnificent and gripping epic tale of friendship bravery and love" "Spielberg has done it again he has!".

But i really just hated it.

The horse Joey was said to change the life of everyone he meet. And did he ever? Two stout German youths with outrageous accents (why the hell were the Germans doing speaking English? i mean come on...)get shoot.

Then this prissy lil girl who was so sweet n cute and cutesy that my teeth ached has some cutesy scenes where somehow Joey the horse has them fooled of his godlike status by doing absolutely nothing.

Its a kinda of a bad movie when you feel a smile coming on when you hear that this little girl will die horribly of some sorta disease. Really? will we get to watch? please please please?? But no.

And don't get me started on the whole thing at the end when the evil salami maker is going to buy Joey for 30 pounds and the cute girls grandfather comes out of nowhere and offers 100pounds for it..and is prepared to sell everything to buy joey back.

This whole scene with its heartfelt speech made me gag on my own bitter cynical hateful bile. 100pounds? Really? 100? When all you had to do was raise to 35-40 pounds tops? Why does it have to be such grand gestures? Why does Spielberg try so overly hard (and sloppy) to try n pluck at our collective heartstrings? Its insulting to say the least.

To summarize, i saw an episode of fear factory few weeks ago where the contestants had to drink blended rats. I really think that would have made a more entertaining evening then watching Spielbergs latests mouth fart of a movie.

And what the heck was with that music? Do we really have to have 80 violins squeaking every scene to cramp the seriousness or whimsy of each scene down our collective necks?

Reviewed by cinemajesty 7 / 10

A Horse For The Great War

Movie Review: "War Horse" (2011)

Three and a half years after breaking from high-end film-making with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008), Director Steven Spielberg returns with a classical all-family movie tale on existentially-conflicting characters, adapted from Michael Morpurgo's novel from the year 1982, in beautifully-chosen exterior landscape of an English countryside before a major incident of crone-prince assassination in August 1914 force the known world to go to war for belief, queen and country in favor for an atmospheric Holiday Season 2011/2012 movie theater visit with the certainty of satisfaction.

"War Horse" has the splendor of a traditional Hollywood production. The cinematography by Spielberg's long-term collaborating lighting cameraman Janusz Kaminski, at the age 51, is fluent and engaging throughout. The cinematographer works with the director since the stark film-noir contrasts of black and white visuals in the Academy-Award-winning picture Schindler's List (1993). The eighteen years of collaboration work out in traditional 35mm film emulsions, which are digitally color-corrected to a perfected balance in a green-brownish close-to earthy color scheme, highly pleasant to be watched on a color-graded screen of choice.

The visuals, accompanied with the sublime as diverse score by composer John Williams, at the age 79, become the major reasons to watch the journey of brown working horse turns "War Horse" Joey, surviving at all costs, running through several character constellation in well-written beats of their on-screen existence, including actor Jeremy Irvine as Albert, Peter Mullan and Emily Watson as his farming father and mother and Tom Hiddleston as well as Benedict Cumberbatch as horse-mounting English combat soldiers, charging onto a German encampment in one of the most suspenseful scenes in the picture without wounding a single horse under hammering machine-gun-fire; yet all the brief encounters seem to have minor importance against the fate of "War Horse" Joey, finding his way back home, which gets eventually as emotional as I might expect, when watching a Steven Spielberg movie on a War theme.

The Great War, which took place mainly in the trenches of Central-Europe between the years 1914 and 1918, gets fulminating translated into live-action sets of dirt, mud and water-filled craters in battle fields designed by Academy-Award-nominated works by production designer Rick Carter.

The narrative arc of letting "War Horse" Joey's story become full-circle from a major chasing as impressively-shot horse-versus-tank scene in the second half of the picture among further pulling as pushing war machine exercises through a fairly-hostile war zone, when sentiment gets in the way in a nevertheless dramatically-convincing interluding sub-plot scene at a French farmhouse with a Grandfather caring for his granddaughter, when "War Horse" keeps its pace in an 140-Minutes-Editorial by Spielberg's editor of trust Michael Kahn to high-quality motion picture recommendations for the whole family.

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