Based on 234 votes and 86 reviews
It's a beautiful movie but runs a bit too long in places.
One of the best movies of the year! Gold!
Amazing story with strong characters and stunning scenes. The story line was realistic, heartwarming and very captivating. I was captured from the start and had to be strong to hold back tears! Ending the movie with the head shot of "Joey" was endearing and made us realize the significance of these elegant and gracious animals who served with pride, dignity and courage!
It is a typical Disney children's film in most respects: overall plot, dialogue, character development, music, comedic interludes. However, some of the war content was inappropriate for kids in my opinion (e.g. the shooting of adolescent German soldiers as traitors.)
I absolutely LOVED this film!! Although I have never been a horse-lover, I highly recommended it to all!
Great family movie. Nice to see a movie with a story for a change. The bond between the boy and horse was amazing.........well done.
Great story but the only Oscar nominations should be for horse, photography, direction.
The movie in general was amazing, however being a huge animal lover I had a hard time seeing the mistreatment of the horses during the war scene. Luckily it had a happy ending.
Extremely well done. No talking horses or animation that's noticeable but you don't need it. It's a bit much for children but that's to be expected because most of the movie centers around a war.
Wow! I can strong emtoin about horse life. Yes, of course "Black Beauty " exactly same story.
Love the movie, from beginning to end. Not boring.
For all those who thought this was boring and laughable, wow you are all idiots let's just say that. The love of any human for any animal is incredible and horses are no different they are angelic creatures unless you have been around them you will understand. So for those who really don't like any kind of animal then don't go see this movie. I can never understand why some people don't like animals to me they are cold dishearted humans.
This movie was fabulous, loved the story and the actors were terrific! You got a real sense of how life was back then. Also,what a beautiful horse, you just fall in love with him!
What a wonderful story depicting WW1 and what one of these animals did and went through. We often forget how many gave and continue to give their lives during war.
He loved his horse more than anything (others loved their family members losted in wars?) I just can't stand seeing manicured finger nails & brimming white teeth. Very boring to me.
Shows the struggles of the era, and the ugliness of losses everywhichway that touched various individuals as the War Horse passes hands across WWI Europe. I don't know how the horses shown did what they did (were they real horses?). The ambiance of the scenery was quite somber, very few deceptively bright moments. It was an okay movie.
An epic milestone.
Loved the acting, the storyline, the epic scene on the battlefield when both sides assist, an enduring, emotional tale well told.
Spielberg has outdone himself in creating a classic as always.
Steven Spielberg does it again - great drama from a not so big story.
Bring a box of tissue, and enjoy. Really well made movie and great holiday flick.
An awesome movie that is great for all ages (a rarity these days) Heartwarming and opportunity for a lesson or two. Beautifully done.
This movie is laughable. It is so unrealistic and overly fake sentimentality that you have to laugh. Nothing is realistic
Disjointed story line, way to slow in parts and too long in the trenches. The horse (horses) were fabulous and photography superb but very cliched. Spielberg failed to create any real emotion for the characters or for the audience.
Amazing movie on so many levels, the horse scenes were all done in good taste.
awesome family movie stunning in every detail Wow!
If this movie seems very familiar it is because it is a clichéd mix of war movie, boy coming of age movie, and "Lassie Come Home" (if Lassie had been a horse).
I went to an advance screen and I hate the way horses are forced into dangerous situations. The horses were beautiful but the story is unrealistic. Because of all the violence and sorrow, I would recommend that you don't bring your children.
This is an incredibly powerful movie on so many levels. It will literally make you laugh, make you cry and make you cheer.How can a horse touch and affect so many lives during such a horrific period in our history and yet there is this thread of triumph and hope and perseverance that is intertwined through the despair and tragedy. The cinematography is exquisite, the acting is top notch. I can't wait for the movie to come out in general release so we can go see it again. Thank you to Tribute.ca for the passes.
A beautifully told story with a happy ending. Spielberg never disappoints. A great Christmas Day family film.
A brilliant adaptation of the book and fitting as a holiday movie.