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War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 25 December 2011 (USA)
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Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

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Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Separated by war. Tested by battle. Bound by friendship.

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Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of war violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caballo de guerra  »

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Budget:

$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,512,000 (USA) (23 December 2011)

Gross:

$79,883,359 (USA) (27 April 2012)
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2.35 : 1
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Steven Spielberg: [fathers] Albert's father is the initial antagonist who deprives Albert of his best friend by selling Joey into danger. See more »

Goofs

Practice Cavalry charge scene: The adult horse Joey can be seen just prior to the practice cavalry charge with a white mark in its hair above its right eye. During the charge there is a close up of Joey's face and the white mark is absent. The color of this horse is also a slightly darker chestnut to that of the horse at the end of the charge. Subsequent shots through the film do not show this white mark and especially the shots of the young horse the mark is also absent. See more »

Quotes

Rose Narracott: [stopping her husband from taking a drink] Some days are best forgotten. Today ain't one of them.
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Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.23 (2011) See more »

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The Scarlet and the Blue
By John Tams and Adrian Sutton
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I wish i could un-watch this film
8 April 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is HONESTLY, the most spectacularly awful film I have ever watched. I have actively sought out bad movies previously in order to see just how bad they are, but this one is worse. By the end of the film my eyes were bleeding from sitting through the whole thing. The film's only redeeming feature was that it ended, but it sure took its sweet time about that. It is so bad that I wouldn't recommend it even to someone who likes to watch bad films, I think they would gain more enjoyment from being coiled up in barbed wire.

There are no characters to identify with, the cinematography is appalling, the sets look very fake and the colours are over-dramatic, the musical score attempts to be emotionally manipulative and fails. One couple left the theatre half way through. I had faith it might get better so stuck it out, but I shouldn't have.

There was a point where I was torn between excitement that the pain of watching the film would end if the horse died, and a genuine concern for the horse's wellbeing during the filming. Later I reassured myself with the knowledge that animal rights protesters would never allow the horse to endure the pain of watching this film.

I can't believe this film currently scores 7.2 on IMDb, this has driven me to review it and hopefully drag it's score down to less than 2, where it belongs, as I felt like someone was jabbing needles into my eyes throughout the film.


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