War Horse

War Horse

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Writer: Lee Hall,Richard Curtis,Michael Morpurgo
  • Countries of origin: United States, India
  • Language: English, German
  • Release date: December 25, 2011
  • Runtime: 2h 26min
  • Sound mix: SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39 : 1
  • Also known as: Warhorse
  • The film "War Horse" is adapted from the novel of the same name by British writer laureate Michael Morpurgo , directed by Steven Allan Spielberg and co-starring Jeremy Smith, Peter Mullan and Emily Watson. The film was released in the United States on December 25, 2011.
    The film unfolds from the perspective of a farm horse named Joey. The first War of the worlds broke out in 1914. In order to maintain the farm, the father of a British farm boy Albert sold Joey to the army. Carrying arms and supplies on the front line. Albert and his beloved horse had to be separated, but the fate of their separation is the story of the first War of the worlds re-intertwined   .


    • Release date December 25, 2011
    • Filming locations Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England, UK
    • Production companies Dreamworks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Amblin Entertainment

    Box office


    $66,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Erich 2022-04-24 07:01:06

      Believe in miracles - a phrase about "War Horse"

      The words I wrote on my blog 2 years ago... I
             rarely watch movies on weekends, but I watched War Horse with my friends today. I don't think just good-looking is enough to express the feeling this movie brings.
             The father who brought the horse home told the child how to bear the weight of the dream;
             the little boy taught the war horse to break through itself and be competent for the heavy physical farm work of ordinary horses;
             the Germans taught...

    • By Ladarius 2022-04-24 07:01:06

      To cry and laugh, all becauce of u, Joey

      Hello Joey,

      I still remember the first day we met. U were so tiny and loved to stand behind your mum. But then u have to live on yourself.

      Believe it or not, I promised to treat u well. I didn't know dad had to sell u just as u had no idea that u had to leave ur mother and met me one day.

      I never knew there's a game called the War. Yes, but it's real, it came between us. Both of us had our way, we needed to face the unknown world. I dared, not afraid, but to lose...

    • By Ervin 2022-04-23 07:01:55

      stupid war

      Not too complicated and not too many unexpected movies, many plots can be guessed at a glance how the follow-up will develop. There were many movies of this type when I was a child, and now such a deliberate movie will be poorly evaluated. Therefore, I didn't feel much touched by this movie, and I don't understand why the big director Spielberg made such a straightforward movie. During the war years, not only people suffered, but even horses did not get a good death. The whistle of the...

    • By Devyn 2022-04-23 07:01:55

      The world is so loving

      Joey is a miraculous horse
      makes war cruel but in war can also have a very warm humanity
      yet, the British and French soldiers joined together to save joey, who was tied up with iron wire, although two hours later, they had to see it again
      The love between horses trekked for three days and bought a horse at a sky-high price.
      After knowing that the real owner is Jeremy, I gave the horse back
      to Joey, changed hands many times, or returned to the...

    • By Adella 2022-04-23 07:01:55

      "Come on, my unicorn, even a hail of bullets won't stop you from going home."

      "War Horse" war.horse2012, Lone Rock Film Review 8.2 points, 13 Rated.
      A ploughing horse was recruited as a war horse. In the meat grinder-like battle of Verdun, it witnessed the massacre of the crowd under Mark Qin, tasted the cold-blooded slavery, experienced the death of a partner in front of him, and finally It was angry, she hated the war, she wanted to return to her poetic fields, to plough the fields, to have children... Yes, even if there are thousands of rivers and mountains, even...

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    • By Elsa 2022-03-28 09:01:02

      The war horse, the friendship that exists between the black horse and the little horse, and...

    • By Gerard 2022-03-28 09:01:02

      I can't watch such a miracle movie...

    • By Yolanda 2022-03-28 09:01:02

      Can it be more...

    • By Watson 2022-03-28 09:01:02

      Maybe my expectations were too high and the exteriors were too beautiful or too...

    • By Christian 2022-03-28 09:01:02

      Great directors also make ugly...

    Movie plot

    When the First World War just showed signs of an imminent start, as a British ranch family, although they did not have enough funds to own it, they still bought a temper at an auction. Quite manic little pony, named "Joy", this horse looks like an out-and-out failed choice, Ted (Peter Mullan) and Rosie Nalacott (Emily Watson) The couple are very disappointed by this. They even have a foreboding that their desire to save the ranching on...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    "War Horse" is the first World War I movie directed by Spielberg. He has directed six ("1941", "Indiana Jones", "Empire of the Sun", "Jihad", "Sinde Le’s List", "Saving Private Ryan"), supervised two films ("Flags of Fathers", "Letters from Iwo Jima") with the theme or story background of World War II, as well as "Brothers" and "Pacific War", etc. Two miniseries.
    The whole film was shot in real scene, and the only special effects used...
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    The actor of the film "War Horse" is played by British actor Jeremy Irwin. This is Irvine's first big screen work. He previously played Albert's Robert Em in the stage version of "War Horse". Si plays the role of David Lyons in the movie. Tom Hiddleston played the first owner of War Horse Joey on the battlefield in the film, and "Holmes" Benedict Cumberbatch played his comrade-in-arms. The war horse also experienced two masters in...
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    North American Media Evaluation

    The film is so enjoyable that you are sure that everyone and all the horses in the film are alive. Maybe after the movie is over, you will still feel lost. (" The Times " review)
    Spielberg can be described as the most outstanding children's filmmaker in film history. (" New York Post " review)
    Whether it is entertainment or epic, "War Horse" is unparalleled. (Comment by "Sunday...)
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    The Return of the "Going Home" Motif

    Compared with Spielberg's works such as "Munich Tragedy" and "Indiana Jones 4", "War Horse" is more like a rejuvenation work that talks about madness. Although it has a war background, it does not see "Saving Private Ryan". Violent and bloody lifelike. Every master Joey has experienced on the battlefield is as kind as an angel, opening up a path for it with fearless sacrifice, and sending it back to the master all the way, just like...
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    Movie quotes

    • Ted Narracott: There are big days and there are small days, which will it be?

    • Capt. Nicholls: [to Albert, on buying Joey] I promise you, that I'll look after him as closely as you've done, I'll respect him and all the care that you've taken with him. And if I can, I'll return him to your care.

    • Maj. Jamie Stewart: What are you up to?

      Capt. Nicholls: I'm writing a letter.

      Maj. Jamie Stewart: With a picture in it?

      Capt. Nicholls: It's to the boy who owned Joey. I want to show him how wonderful he's looking.

      Maj. Jamie Stewart: Before we take him across the channel to face a million German guns.

      Capt. Nicholls: Yes, before that.