The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

Critics 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.



Total Count: 89
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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.

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Emily Watson
as Anne MacMorrow
Alex Etel
as Angus MacMorrow
Ben Chaplin
as Lewis Mowbray
David Morrissey
as Captain Hamilton
Priyanka Xi
as Kirstie MacMorrow
Marshall Napier
as Sgt. Strunk
Joel Tobeck
as Sgt. Walker
Erroll Shand
as Lt. Wormsley
Brian Cox
as Old Angus
Bruce Allpress
as Jock McGowan
Peter Corrigan
as Jimmy's Buddy No.1
Edward Newborn
as Corp. Grubbs
Louis Owen Collins
as Young Angus
Phil Peleton
as Soldier
Ben Van Lier
as Gunner Rapp
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Critic Reviews for The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (34)

  • The only reasons to stay awake are the nature porn shots of the Highlands impossibly green hills and gray skies, and a nimble bit performance by a bulldog named Churchill

    Jan 29, 2008 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • [A] disappointing mixed bag.

    Jan 7, 2008
  • A rich, mostly tender fairy tale.

    Dec 26, 2007 | Full Review…
  • A tepid, CGI-enhanced family movie that should delight 6-year-olds with a lap full of popcorn.

    Dec 26, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • What makes The Water Horse different is its sophisticated, wraparound story, which initially seems at odds with a computer-generated sea-beast.

    Dec 26, 2007 | Rating: 3/4
  • The film is a triumph of empathy.

    Dec 26, 2007 | Rating: 4/4

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