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PG-13| 2 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his beloved horse, Joey, live on a farm in the British countryside. At the outbreak of World War I, Albert and Joey are forcibly parted when Albert's father sells the horse to the British cavalry. Against the backdrop of the Great War, Joey begins an odyssey full of danger, joy and sorrow, and he transforms everyone he meets along the way. Meanwhile Albert, unable to forget his equine friend, searches the battlefields of France to find Joey and bring him home.

Cast: Emily Watson , David Thewlis , Jeremy Irvine , Peter Mullan , Niels Arestrup , Tom Hiddleston , Benedict Cumberbatch , Toby Kebbell

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Historical drama, War

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

War Horse (2011)

Release Date: December 25th, 2011|2 hr. 26 min.

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fan reviews ( 111 )
  • War Horse gets to you. It's one from the heart. show more

  • There are extraordinary and beautiful things in War Horse, enough of them to make the movie a pleasure and a worthwhile experience, though not enough to trick the eye or get you believing this movie hangs together. show more

  • War Horse will likely take its place alongside beloved family films. But that doesn't mean sitting through it is pure pleasure. It's a long slog at almost 2½ hours, and occasionally it resorts to obvious sentimentality. At times it's hard to escape the sense that we're watching "Saving Private Ryan"-meets-"The Black Stallion." show more

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  • January 13, 2013 dthew69613
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    Outstanding - should of been the best picture of the year!!

  • October 24, 2012 tgranny54
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    this story is so sad and i believe one of the best movies i have even seen. the book was magnificent

  • May 28, 2012 eileenmericle
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    So beautifully conceived and filmed I was transported out of Arkansas into dreamland. My husband is 87 and said he was glad to see such a fine film at the last.

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