War Horse review

By Kate Rodger

Steven Spielberg's War Horse has arrived in Kiwi cinemas.

The story of Albert and his horse Joey, War Horse is set in the lead-up and then during WW1, as both man and horse experience the horrors of war.

There is plenty here for fans of the book to savour I am sure, but given the incredibly emotive content and the legend of Spielberg, War Horse left me strangely and definitively unmoved on every level, with a cheesiness factor alienating me from the characters and robbing me of any connection with the story.

Two and a half stars.

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     War Horse
:: Director: Steven Spielberg
:: Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson, Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan
:: Running Time: 146 mins
:: Rating:  M - contains violence
:: Release Date: January 12, 2011
:: Trailer: Click here

source: newshub archive