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.
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.
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.
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.
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 15, 2012
It's too bad that Steven Spielberg's latest film War Horse doesn't quite live up to the example set by its majestic titular character.
August 22, 2012
A two-and-a-half hour sightseeing tour through David O. Selznick's junk drawer.
January 27, 2012
If any movie released in 2011 screams, "Oscar Bait!," louder than Steve Spielberg's War Horse than I haven't seen it.
January 26, 2012
In spite of a few moving scenes, it's labored, too long and too gorgeously shot.
January 26, 2012
War Horse is a long, boring and vaguely insulting mess that offers up the depressing sight of an infinitely talented filmmaker simply going through the motions.
January 24, 2012
A little bit of sentiment is one thing, Steven. But this is simply labourious.
January 21, 2012
Unfortunately it has the director's usual heavy-handed and overstated ploys.
January 13, 2012
A couple battle sequences are filmed with great care, but War Horse is still essentially a trite, manipulative soap opera run through the lens of World War I to give it a lot of historic and artistic sensibility.
January 13, 2012
Despite a thoroughbred cast, War Horse falls short because it tries too hard to tug our heartstrings.
January 12, 2012
War Horse is a pre-packaged brand, rather than a movie.
January 12, 2012
We are marched through cloying kidult rhetoric for 150 minutes, ending with the inevitable pull on our hankie pocket, as wheedling as a beggar pulling on our change pocket. The only difference: the beggar is more deserving.
January 7, 2012
Traz Spielberg em um de seus momentos mais melodramticos - e seu desespero para levar o pblico s lgrimas tamanho que chega a espantar que no tenha lanado uma verso em "4D" durante a qual uma bomba de gs lacrimognio arremessada na plateia.
January 6, 2012
The trouble here is not so much that Spielberg's film staunchly insists on finding a happy ending even in the calamity of the First World War, but that he slathers it on so thick and leaves so soft an impression.
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