War Horse

War Horse
  • 2011
  • US
  • 2h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Marsan, Toby Kebbell, Niels Arestrup
  • UK release: 13 January 2012

Alcoholic farmer Ted (Mullen) buys a spirited horse, Joey, in an England unwittingly on the brink of World War I; his teenage son (Irvine) tames Joey, but war soon separates them. Spielberg promises and delivers large-canvas, unashamedly romanticised, old-fashioned storytelling. In an excellent cast, Hiddleston, Watson and Arestrup are standouts.

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Byre Theatre, St Andrews (0.0 miles)

Abbey Street, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9LA
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Thu 8 Nov

£6

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner (0.0 miles)

Uxbridge Road, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 4EA
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Wed 7 Nov

£0–£3

Jordans Village Hall (0.0 miles)

Jordans, Buckinghamshire, HP9 2SY
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Sun 11 Nov

£8

Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield (0.0 miles)

Corporation Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 7TX
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Sun 4 Nov

£7.90 (£5.90; Children £5.60)

SpArC Theatre, Bishops Castle (0.0 miles)

Brampton Road, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AY
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Thu 25 Oct

£4–£5

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War Horse

5 Jan 20124 stars

Unashamedly sentimental cinema from Spielberg

(12A) 146m As War Horse begins, with soaring shots of rolling English hills and a sweeping John Williams overture, director Steven Spielberg sends a clear message: settle down for some large-canvas, unashamedly romanticised, old-fashioned big-screen…

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