War Horse Reviews

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September 10, 2019
War Horse left me strangely and definitively unmoved on every level...
June 8, 2019
Almost as if Spielberg is performing surgery with a sledgehammer, constantly bashing the audience over the head with imagery and dialogue tailor-made to inform us how to feel at any given moment.
February 6, 2019
There are times when War Horse seems like an odd mash-up of sensibilities, but overall, for horse lovers who can handle war movies, or for war movie lovers who can handle horse stories, it's a welcome Christmas present.
January 4, 2019
War Horse is a moving tribute not just to the unsung heroes of the First World War -- horses -- but also the men who bravely fought alongside them.
December 6, 2018
One of Spielberg's most inspiring, enjoyable efforts of the last twenty years.
August 31, 2018
This is always emotionally obvious, as well as consistently predictable. Something important has been lost in translation that cannot be compensated for by realism or pictorial beauty.
August 29, 2018
War Horse is a highly emotive, undeniably sentimental film, but for those who have been raised on Spielberg's canon, this sentimentality is something to be relished and enjoyed.
March 3, 2018
"War Horse" is top-heavy with ambition, little of which really pays off.
January 9, 2018
All the sumptuous pomp and sweep add up to little more than an inflated remake of Lassie Come Home, a step backwards from his mostly splendid mature films that feels closer to the labored and hollow Spielberg pastiche of Super 8.
October 23, 2017
Extremely unsatisfying ending. And not better than The Black Stallion.
September 18, 2017
As engaging as "War Horse" is, and it is engaging, Spielberg oftentimes resorts to big, John Williams' music-enhanced, wide-screen moments to manipulate the emotion that the story should have been able to elicit on its own.
September 6, 2017
War Horse has an unapologetically nostalgic feel which will appeal to an older audience.
June 29, 2017
War Horse is about war, and it is about the ways that animals can teach us to be more human. It's too long, but it is inspiring.
May 3, 2015
Etched in the simple, bold strokes of a passed-down fable. Resistance is futile.
September 25, 2013
Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" is an imperfect film, but certainly is a beautiful one.
September 8, 2013
They will keep trying and trying until only the blackest of hearts are left un-moved. I guess I should hand in my organ donation card because I clearly don't have a heart judging from the dismissive reaction I had to this patently artificial film.
May 25, 2013
For sublime equine you'd be hard pressed to find a better mount than 'War Horse.'
October 2, 2012
War Horse offers a number of memorable moments both tragic and profound.
September 24, 2012
It's about as manipulative a film has Steven Spielberg has ever made - a movie that's been custom-designed from the ground up to play a sad harp solo on the heartstrings; a story cynically told to invoke as many tears as possible.
September 18, 2012
Leave it to the great Steven Spielberg to be able to inject a great deal of heart into a story about a boy and his horse.
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