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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Excellent filmBy Tonitimm (32 reviews) , 21 Jul 2013Wonderful film, gripping, heart wrenching, sad, happy, poignant...someone else said in their review that unless 'you're a horse-mad type you'll be glad to get to the end'...I beg to differ. We're not in the slightest 'horse-mad', but we like a film with feeling and compassion and truth, and this had it all !
Beautifully photographed but sickly sweetBy mj55 (171 reviews) , 16 Jul 2013It's full of interesting characters and well filmed but unless you are one of those horse-mad types you'll be thankful to get to the end of this cloying silliness. The horse is just a vehicle, of course, to show how a variety of people are impacted by the Great War. It's hardest hitting during the Somme section, where Spielberg creates a sequence like, but not as good as, the beach scene from Saving Private Ryan. An odd mix of Lassie Come Home and All Quiet on the Western Front.
great storyBy wighthotspurs (1 review) , 23 Jun 2013what a wonderful film to watch, great story line, lots of twists and great camera work in the trench scenes
Ridiculous NonsenseBy SplatTheCat (1 review) , 22 Jun 2013What a load of absolute tosh. This actually made me laugh out loud it was so full of saccharine cliched nonsense. It reminded me of the old 'The Comic Strip Presents' spoof hollywood adaptations. I wonder how many cast members cringe with embarassment at their participation.
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Kids' film unsuitable for adultsBy groundhogphil (26 reviews) from tyne & wear , 22 Jun 2013This is the sort of thing Disney used to (and possibly still do) churn out for kids to watch - after all it's based on a children's book. Other reviewers have pointed out various flaws, but the one that always annoys me is watching Germans talking to each other in English with silly accents; ditto French characters. Obviously aimed at people incapable of reading subtitles. As for its best picture Oscar nomination - words fail me!