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Sunday, February 12, 2012

War Horse Review

War Horse Rating:  3.33/5

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Ratings:2/5 Reviewer:Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN (IBNLive)
Steven Spielberg’s War Horse is a schmaltzy, sentimental saga of the love between a boy and his horse – boy meets horse, boy loses horse, boy is reunited with horse. It’s the classic romantic formula…although with an equestrian twist.At nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes, War Horse practically drowns in sappiness. To be fair, it’s not hard to be moved by the film’s final moments, but that’s emotional manipulation for you.. It’s an overlong, suffocating affair that looks all pretty and epic but feels rather hollow inside.I’m going with two out of five for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse. It’s so long and exhausting, I dub this film ‘Bore Horse’.
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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Omar Qureshi Site:Zoom Review Show
Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Allen O Brien Site:Times Of India
The message Steven Spielberg's War Horse gives out could not have been more contemporary -- why wage war when it leads to nothing. However, this time he chooses an animal (horse, to be precise), amidst the backdrop of the gruesome World War, to bring out the futility of war. it is Joey ultimately who comes out the real (war) hero. Not because Spielberg made it a point to essay fourteen different horses to portray the progression of Joey from colt to adult. Not even because he is worth every penny when galloping all panic-stricken through barbed wires. It's for the ultimate humane message the animal gives out: We ought to be careful not to start a war. Only for those over 25... who usually like their man-and-beast movies with an extra dose of seriousness.
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Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Ankur Pathak Site:Rediff
As schmaltzy as the story looks on paper, the film is a classic instance of old-school Hollywood, and exaggerated sentimentalism that never quite transfers the emotional rush. At one point, the film becomes laborious, not with emotion, but because of its running time. A feeling of boredom settles in relieved only by the colossal amount of technical wizardry on display. An unusual blend of technical finesse in a mostly schmaltzy set-up, riding Steven Spielberg's War Horse is a mixed experience. I'd recommend it for the striking imagery.
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Ratings:4/5 Reviewer:Shalini Langer  Site:IndianExpress
This is no story about warhorses, of any kind. What it is is a story about a war and all that it sweeps in it, including a horse. This film could have so easily lost its way in the war zone, but one way or the other, Spielberg and scriptwriter Richard Curtis find a way to tell the story of the battle from a perspective hardly ever seen before.With its traditional tale of war, loyalty and bravery, with an animal at the centre of it, its sweeping cinematography and a moving-cum-cheery score, War Horse's six Oscar nominations are not a surprise.
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 Ratings:3/5 Reviewer:Mrigank Dhaniwala Site:Koimoi
What’s Good: The engaging and entertaining script; the performances; the masterful direction; the cinematography. What’s Bad: The slightly long running time. Verdict: War Horse is an entertaining drama that’ll do well at the Indian box-office. Definitely watch it for, it’s an excellent human drama.On the whole, War Horse is an excellent drama that entertains.
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3 comments:

  1. surely a must watch,,,

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  2. eat shit rajeev masand x-( war horse is one of the best movies to come out from hollywood..!!!!

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  3. Sorry Mr. Rajeev Masand though i generally go by ur reviews here i completely disagree with u. In fact I'm quite surprised and mighty disappointed by what u have said.
    War Horse is an amazing movie, excellent and inspiring....almost sublime. Its not just the futility of war which is so effectively portrayed, the movie also celebrates love and relationships. Love between two brothers, love between an old, alcholic soldier and his thoughtful wife, love between an old man who has lost everything to the war and his pretty granddaughter and above all the heartwarming love shared by the young boy and his 'miraculous' horse. The movie touches the deepest corners of ur heart and leaves u teary eyed. And the best part is the movie lingers in ur heart long after u've left the hall and inspires u to love without condition and never, never to take life for granted.
    The portrayal of the english countryside is breathtaking in total contrast to the dreary, portrayal of war.
    ...Hollywood at one of its best....

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