The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)



Critic Consensus: The Water Horse is a fine family film. It takes a classic tale and infuses it with extra imagination, sly humor, heart, and inventive special effects.

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Movie Info

Two children discover an egg on a beach in Scotland which eventually hatches into a "waterhorse". Later, that waterhorse grows up to be the Loch Ness monster.

Rating: PG (for mild action/violence, some language and smoking)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Nelson Jacobs, Simon Beaufoy, Terry George
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2008
Box Office: $40.4M
Sony Pictures/Columbia - Official Site


as Anne MacMorrow

as Angus MacMorrow

as Lewis Mowbray

as Captain Hamilton

as Kirstie MacMorrow

as Sgt. Strunk

as Sgt. Walker

as Lt. Wormsley

as Old Angus

as Jock McGowan

as Jimmy's Buddy No.1

as Corp. Grubbs

as Young Angus

as Soldier

as Gunner Rapp
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Critic Reviews for The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

All Critics (90) | Top Critics (35)

[A] disappointing mixed bag.

January 7, 2008
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

The Water Horse is an extremely charming little children's film of the type that we unfortunately have been seeing less and less often, with just enough weight to truly earn the title 'a film for the entire family.'

Full Review… | March 7, 2011

... we are able to sit back and enjoy the fun without ever losing sight of the sadness underneath.

Full Review… | July 4, 2008

The story nicely interweaves the legend of the Loch Ness monster with a tale of childhood angst, wartime drama and adventure.

Full Review… | April 17, 2008
Apollo Guide

Pleasingly evokes the days when Roddy McDowall frolicked with Flicka and Lassie, [but] it must be said that a CGI pet is not quite so easy to love as a flesh-and-blood performer, animal or human.

April 6, 2008
Groucho Reviews

Mal conseguindo ocultar o fato de ter sido claramente inspirado em "E.T.", é um filme terrivelmente irregular que traz personagens esquemáticos e um monstrinho tão "simpáticos" que jamais temos certeza se este irá devorar seu amigo humano ou não.

February 14, 2008
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

A real family that deals with friendships in a realistic fashion. The Water Horse isn't just a cute little creature. It starts off that way, with a number of comical scenes involving a baby monster. It soon turns a lot darker, where the monster is truly a wild creature and capable of great harm. The film holds up as we wonder if the friendship between Angus and monster will hold up. A lot of the film was rather slow, as it took a while to get anywhere. We are given some repetitive scenes, such as baths for the monster, and at least 2 chases involving the monster and dog. I also wasn't a fan of the movie being told as a story. It gave off a creepy vibe from Brian Cox, like he just sits in the pub all day rambling on. The CGI creature is very consistent, and the action scenes do have some dread to them. A nice watch for families, that doesn't patronize nor embarrass.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

it was a wonderful film, with great story, effects, characters, and drama.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


Great kids classic that I will remember for a long time! I saw it for 2 dollars at some cheap holiday special screening, but I would have paid full price for this wonderful film!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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