Summary: Steven Spielberg, yet again, proves to be one of the best directors and story tellers of our time. Only he could take a story about the relationship between a horse and his boy and turn it into a heart warming adventure.
Summary: Spielberg's sappy and way over the top production created in a movie which was barely watchable. Knowing the story , I was ready for some sap and suspension of reality, but his approach almost turned it into a farce. What a disappointment!
Summary: The best way to disribe this film is sunday afternoon family entertainment. A bit like old yeller and lasie but then with a horse. It's all very clean and uplifting (read sickening) as you would expect from a movie distributed by Walt Disney.
Summary: Boring, sugar coated rubbish. I was waiting for Skippy the Bush Kangaroo to tell Albie that Joey had been captured, but not to worry as Lassie had been sent on a suicide mission to rescue him. I thought they could have cast Inspector Rex as the evil German commandant.
Summary: Parts of this movie are good, others not so much. It bounces around from character to character making it hard to connect with any of them. The best character is the horse, but how much of a connection can you make with a horse in a non speaking role.
Summary: Considering the 'budget', what a disappointment. Too saccharine, with shades of 'Gone With the Wind' over-the-top drama. Great story potential, but Spielberg failed to make this work - on child or adult level.
Excerpt: Unsurprisingly for Spielberg, the movie was beautiful - the scenery, the animal(s) and the story without any gore and blood usual for such movies. But I couldn't care less for human characters as not a single one was long enough present on the screen.