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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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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