Metacritic Movie Ratings
War Horse Reviews

4.0

72

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    This is a beautifully built, classically framed movie, shot with the unshowy natural expressiveness of a John Ford Western by Spielberg's great cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    War Horse will likely take its place alongside beloved family films. But that doesn't mean sitting through it is pure pleasure. It's a long slog at almost 2½ hours, and occasionally it resorts to obvious sentimentality. At times it's hard to escape the sense that we're watching "Saving Private Ryan"-meets-"The Black Stallion."

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Whatever its missteps, this is a film that kids, middle-aged adults and grandparents can all see -- together or separately -- and get something out of in their own ways. There are precious few films that fit this description today and hats off to Spielberg for making one.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    The result is a film that may stay in the mind's eye longer than it lingers in the heart.

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