War Horse details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Kross|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Action/Adventure, Drama Greats, New Releases, The Biggest and Best, TVOD Carousel|
|Run time:||2 hours 26 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 May 2012|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Steven Spielberg takes the award-winning play from the stage to the big screen.
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If you like average over the top 'blockbuster' drivel, it's the movie for you!By cash00013 (4 reviews) , 15 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Oh dear god, you just know this drivel will get award nods. The lead actor, Jeremy Irvine, CANNOT ACT! This drives me insane, no doubt he will be catapulted to stardom with mediocre (and I'm using that term generously) talent like so many others (Taylor Lautner anybody?) and people with GENUINE talent will lose out again. The first five minutes he stares blankly with his mouth gaping like his brain fell out!
My god what tripe. The score was ridiculous, the ginger Forest Gump character (Matt Milne) was laughable! It's only saving grace was the horses!
As usual, it's missed the point, tried too hard thus creating a ridiculously twee sickly eye rolling pile of annoyance. It could have been a fabulous movie, sadly, it really isn't!
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Just a bit bla!By FloJo78 (7 reviews) , 10 Nov 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]It a just a bit...blurgh! There was no connection. This may not have been helped by the fact that I've seen the stage show a couple of times which is an amazing experience. Not least because of the way they make the puppet horses come to life. That is where war horse comes alive. The story itself is medium at best but its been so successful because of how they stage it. So this wasn't for us.
Worth a lookBy Elphinstone (13 reviews) , 30 Oct 2013A good escapist story about the First World War. Highly unlikely fantasy with the war horse as a common theme throughout the film. Comes across as a figure of hope. A good transfer from book to stage to film.
Extremely unlikely, sentimental, but great.By Vericacious (17 reviews) , 28 Oct 2013Not a dry eye in this house, but, then, we are sentimental types; thank goodness we know it (but that's another story). Life affirming stuff - if only humanity was as humane as the message of this film.
A Spielberg that didn't make me cryBy a customer , 28 Oct 2013One of my children had read the book and explained what was going on. That was useful. Apparently the book is written through the eyes of the horse which I would not have got unless my 12 year old had told me. Anyway, it is an interesting story. It is very well filmed and the horses are amazing. But it lacked that Spielberg heart-wrenching touch. Or maybe it's just me, I hate horses.
Great film adaptation of the book!By funfilm120 (6 reviews) , 25 Oct 2013I was so pleased when this came out in the cinemas after reading the book as a child. I was even more pleased when I got this on dvd. This film is great for anyone who loved/read the book such as myself. The scenes are so remarkable that I found myself smiling (near the end I was smiling through tons of tears!) as I remembered them. I think Jeremy Irvine was a perfect choice to play Albert and he is really stunning and his voice is to die for. I think the music as well brings the scenes to life and the scenery especially the battlefields and trenches scene is just magnificent! I cant watch it again and again (with a tissue box!)