War Horse (2011)
February 13, 2023 9:07 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] On the brink of the First World War, Albert's beloved horse Joey is sold to the Cavalry by his father. Against the backdrop of the Great War, Joey begins an odyssey full of danger, joy, and sorrow, and he transforms everyone he meets along the way. Meanwhile, Albert, unable to forget his equine friend, searches the battlefields of France to find Joey and bring him home.

Starring Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan.

Directed by Steven Spielberg. Screenplay by Lee Hall, Richard Curtis, based on
the novel War Horse by Michael Morpurgo and the stage adaptation by Nick Stafford. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy. Cinematography by Janusz KamiƄski. Edited by Michael Kahn. Music by John Williams.

75% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently available for digital rental. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
Albert's friend basically being Pinky (from Pinky & The Brain) took me right out of the movie a lot while watching it.
posted by LionIndex at 9:13 AM on February 13, 2023

The one thing I admire about this film is it does a pretty good job of conveying how frightening those early tanks were on the battlefield. The scene where the cavalry charge is decimated was also a bit of a dusty eye moment. It's mid-tier Spielberg. Better than most other folks out there, but not a film that's definitive of anything other than movies about horses that go to war.
posted by Atreides at 10:46 AM on February 14, 2023

Ooh, finally a chance to share one of my favorite Conan O'Brien bits and have it work in context! This bit was so well received that the following night they did a follow-up.
posted by Servo5678 at 11:06 AM on February 14, 2023 [2 favorites]

OMFhorsey if your dear mifi reader do nothing else, click on that second link above and watch to the end. Dramatic. Heart rending. Thank you Servo5678.
posted by sammyo at 6:25 PM on February 14, 2023 [1 favorite]

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