Spielberg Double Bill - War Horse (2011)

War Horse, 2011.

Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Starring Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, Peter Mullan, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Toby Kebbell.


A young boy Albert develops a relationship with the family horse he names Joey. They are split apart by the beginning of world war one and we follow Joey’s journey throughout Europe alongside the English Cavalry, French peasantry, German deserters, and into the frontline. Will they be reunited…?

This is Spielberg’s first venture into director’s chair (in a live action film) since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The great bearded one brings us a film that is Oscar bait, critical bait (to a certain extent) and Classical Hollywood idolatry. Does it have its flaws? Most certainly. Should that deter you from getting out there to see it? Absolutely not. The only real problem I had with the film is John Williams
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