This movie soars in an epic way! It’s simplistic story-telling and awesome visuals light up the screen in a way which is magical! The viewer will experience just about every emotion while watching this winner made by, not surprisingly, an expert in the field of direction named Steven Spielberg. That it is family friendly makes the experience one that can be shared and shared it should be.
The movie contains a nice mix of what makes going to the movies fun: solid acting, a sweeping score, breathtaking cinematography, tight direction and humor to boot. And then there is the story. It’s the story of a boy who bonds with a horse and loses him for a time due to the nightmare of the First World War. Young Albert Narracott (Jeremy Irvine) eventually enlists in the war and hopes to find his faithful companion. All that the horse endures and the trials and tests of those who care for him make for a dramatic story. In one touching scene both a British and German solider work together for a moment to free a horse from an entanglement. We highly recommend this old-fashioned epic as it has the power to touch a modern audience. This one gets five Doves from us for sure.