From director Steven Spielberg comes War Horse, an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man’s Land.
The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse—an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. War Horse is one of the great stories of friendship and war— a successful book, it was turned into a hugely successful international theatrical hit that is arriving on Broadway next year. It now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
Undoubtedly one of the most influential film personalities in the history of film, Steven Spielberg is perhaps Hollywood’s best known director and one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Spielberg has countless big-grossing, critically acclaimed credits to his name, as producer, director and writer. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1946. He went to California State University Long Beach, but dropped out to pursue his entertainment career. He gained notoriety as an uncredited assistant editor on the classic western “Wagon Train” (1957). Among his early directing efforts were Battle Squad (1961), which combined World War II footage with footage of an airplane on the ground that he makes you believe is moving. He also directed Escape to Nowhere (1961), which featured children as World War Two soldiers, including his sister Anne Spielberg, and The Last Gun (1959), a western. All of these were short films. The next couple of years, Spielberg directed a couple of movies that would… read more
A little too cheesy and just too fast-paced. You're never given a chance to really feel the characters. One moment they appear out of nowhere - the next moment they're dead. It's a shame, because Spielberg picked a fantastic cast. Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston, for instance - their part of the story should have been longer. A slightly disappointing piece, overall.
Hugo and The Artist lead, but there are also a few surprises here.
All of Spielberg’s sumptuous pomp and sweep add up to little more than an inflated equine remake of Lassie Come Home.
It’s up to you, evidently: Surrender or resist.
One of the most popular directors in the history of cinema is also a perpetual catalyst of “divisive critical discourse.”
Also: Reitman’s Young Adult. Masters of Cinema’s Touch of Evil Blu-ray. Teaser for Miike’s Ai To Makoto.
Also: The Passion of Joan of Arc accompanied by Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp).
This isn’t the ultimate battle between cynical filmgoer and happy-go-lucky filmgoer. There is something actually very wrong with War Horse, and no matter how many times it made you cry or made you… read review
Pfff, un film avec un cheval en vedette. Pfff, sûrement une oeuvre pour toutes les fanatiques d’équitation qui pleurent dès qu’elles voient un superbe étalon à la robe brune. Et en plus, ça dure 2h20… read review
Title: War Horse
Language: English, German
Genre: Drama, War
Director: Steven Spielberg
Michael Morpurgo… read review