- 2h 26min
- 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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War Horse5 Jan 2012
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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