“Say what you want about Steven Spielberg as an artist and director, but as maker of grand entertainments there’s currently no one who can compare. Whether he’s aiming for prestige, like he is here, or going for full-on fun-ride, like The Adventures of Tintin, Spielberg is a master of simple stories and many people’s first introduction to the greatest artists of film through his homages. And War Horse is a technically well-made, beautiful looking film that tells a sentimental and lovely story. And that’s about all it is.
War Horse tells the story of World War I through the journey of Joey, an English horse, as he travels from one side of the conflict to another. An eclectic assortment of international actors deliver universally strong performances, but very few of them man” read more