War Horse
Jeremy Irvine and Emily Watson


Overview - Director Steven Spielberg's epic World War I drama details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey. Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, WAR HORSE follows the growing friendship between man and beast as Albert trains Joey, and then follows Joey on an incredible journey across the English countryside after the pair are forcibly separated. Along the way, Joey touches the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, including British and German soldiers, as well as a kindly French farmer and his impressionable granddaughter. Later, in no man's land, Joey's extraordinary saga winds to a poignant and deeply affecting climax.

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Overview

Director Steven Spielberg's epic World War I drama details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey. Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, WAR HORSE follows the growing friendship between man and beast as Albert trains Joey, and then follows Joey on an incredible journey across the English countryside after the pair are forcibly separated. Along the way, Joey touches the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, including British and German soldiers, as well as a kindly French farmer and his impressionable granddaughter. Later, in no man's land, Joey's extraordinary saga winds to a poignant and deeply affecting climax.

Main Cast & Crew

Steven Spielberg - Director
Jeremy Irvine
Benedict Cumberbatch
David Thewlis
Tom Hiddleston
Emily Watson
David Kross
Toby Kebbell
Celine Buckens
Eddie Marsan
Peter Mullan

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 146
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 786936812817
  • Genre: War
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (intense sequences of war violence)
  • Release Date: April 2012

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure

Related Keywords:
Coming Of Age
War
Horses
Friendships
Soldiers

 
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Reviews:
"[A]n atmospheric, tear-jerking, highly cinematic melodrama....This is a film that kids, middle-aged adults and grandparents can all see -- together or separately -- and get something out of in their own ways." - 12/15/2011 Hollywood Reporter


"WAR HORSE has the sweep of a classic John Ford movie, the sentiment of Frank Capra and a spirited steed named Joey who will steal your heart." - 12/23/2011 Los Angeles Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "WAR HORSE is bold, not afraid of sentiment and lets out all the stops in magnificently staged action sequences." - 12/21/2011 Chicago Sun-Times


"WAR HORSE has an exhilarating, impressionistic beauty....In the hands of a master director like Steven Spielberg, the story is impeccably crafted and heartfelt..." - 12/23/2011 USA Today


"Steven Spielberg's WAR HORSE is masterly, accomplished, stirring....Engaging..." - 12/23/2011 Movieline


3 stars out of 4 -- "Spielberg has created an appropriate showcase for the magnificent creature that emerges, one that recalls the great movie horses of yore in a story guaranteed to pluck, grab and wring viewers' hearts..." - 12/23/2011 Washington Post


"Steven Spielberg has fashioned an impressive entertainment, and an occasionally stirring one, from source material with a singular pedigree┬ŚMichael Morpurgo's short novel..." - 12/30/2011 Wall Street Journal


"To create his disarmingly earnest film, Spielberg draws from the past. Its tone is humanistic and its technique classic." -- Grade: A - 12/22/2011 A.V. Club


"With widescreen, pastoral vistas dappled in golden sunlight and washed in music that is somehow both grand and folksy, Mr. Spielberg lays siege to your cynicism, bombarding you with strong and simple appeals to feeling." - 12/25/2011 New York Times


4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] film of 1,000 spectacular magic-hour shots....Whether showing the horrors of war or the humanity of those caught up in the conflict, it hits home." - 02/01/2012 Total Film


"This is a beautifully built, classically framed movie, shot with the unshowy natural expressiveness of a John Ford Western by Spielberg's great cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski." -- Grade: A- - 01/06/2012 Entertainment Weekly


"[We're] aware of being the presence of one of cinema's great shot-makers. Spielberg covers an ill-fated massed British cavalry charge with a sidelong tracking shot straight out of Olivier's HENRY V..." - 02/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 
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