War Horse

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Spielberg's sweeping horse drama is beautiful but intense.

PG-13 2011 142 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 31 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 61 reviews

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age 11+

Keep that Kleenex box close...

Sentimental, tear-jerker...family film if your family is over 11 years old. The majority of the film still takes place in the middle of World War I. It possesses the Spielberg sentimentality, along with a well written script and well acted from a series of top quality performers. Hiddleston, though brief, is quite memorable. Totally reading the children's book it's based on.
age 6+

Good story for nearly all ages

I have seen this movie a few times and love it, my 6yr old daughter has been asking about wat and history in general especially with Remembrance day. So we put on War Horse and she really enjoyed it with the only part she got teary about being when Joey was taken by the army. She learnt a lot watching the movie and didnt find any of the soldiers or horses being killed in battle scary etc. I highly recommend

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