WAR HORSE (Theatrical Release USA 2011)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Stars ìììì

War Horse—
a film classic—once again proves Steven Spielberg takes the throne chair among the greatest directors and story tellers of our time. No frowns here. The movie is based on a 1982 novel of the same name. The graphics and coloring technique are the best the industry affords, a quality effort all the way. Yes, it is a horse story, but so skillfully weaves the human tale into its fabric, that, even if you are not a horse story lover, you’ll love the human element of the film.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


World War I gets a retelling through the eyes of a thoroughbred horse purchased for use in the British Army’s invasion of Flanders (modern-day Belgium). It’s a story of courage, compassion, endurance, and survival as the horse separates from its beloved owner, Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine), a boy who has followed the horse from birth to auction to training for farm use to army induction.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Executive Producers Revel Guest and Frank Marshall for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Grandfather (Niels Arestrup), Lyons (David Thewlis), Ted Narracott (Peter Mullan), Rose Narracott (Emily Watson), Captain Nicholls (Tom Hiddleston), Major Jamie Stewart (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Emilie (Celine Buckens).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film shoots it over the top for story telling.

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