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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch
David Thewlis
Tom Hiddleston
Emily Watson
Jeremy Irvine
Peter Mullan
Directors
Steven Spielberg
Screenwriters
Lee Hall
Richard Curtis
Running Time
146 minutes

War Horse
Steven Spielberg goes forth


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War Horse

Plot
England, 1914 — Devon lad Albert Narracott (Irvine) tames, trains and bonds with a stubborn farm horse he names Joey. When times get tight, Joey is sold into the British cavalry and begins an adventure that takes him across France and onto the battlefields of World War I — with Albert in pursuit.


Verdict
War Horse is bold, exquisite family filmmaking in the grandest Hollywood tradition. Be warned: whether you’re a hippophile or not, it’s a four-hankie moviegoing experience.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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