War Horse (Film) Review

War Horse

Released: 13th January 2012
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis
Rating: 12A
Running Time: 146:00

War Horse follows the story of a Devonshire lad named Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine), who develops a remarkable friendship with a young colt named Joey, a colt his troubled father bought at auction impulsively to beat his landlord. Albert begins to train the horse and even at this early stage you can't help but be drawn in by the developing bond between the pair as you witness their struggles. At the outbreak of World War I the father struggling to pay back rent sells Joey to an army captain who is heading out to front lines.

We follow Joeys' extraordinary journey across the battlefields of Europe as he touches the lives of everyone he meets including two German brothers, a young French girl and even a temporary treaty on the front line as Joey is caught between the English and German trenches. Spielberg offers up a truly amazing spectacle from breathtaking cavalry charges to pitiful trench warfare in no man's land/, one can only watch in awe at how the lives of each individual is captured in such a short space of time.

The acting is first rate and the emotional roller coaster will have even the toughest of men at the edges of their seats. This is a first rate film and you should try your utmost to see it. You wont be disappointed.


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