Friday, June 29, 2012

One Minute Movie Review: War Horse

This 2012 Oscar Nominee should have been a 2012 Oscar Winner. Steven Spielberg weaves a stunning tale intertwining five unique tales of loss, courage, love, and hope into a masterful tapestry that surrounds you with heart wrenching emotion and authentically engaging drama. Each character exudes life and deeply connects with each other and the audience. Each subplot flows gently and profoundly into each other creating a near perfect picture of tragedy and triumph that is a trademark of Spielberg's extraordinary command of the craft. The cinematography is breathtaking and the scope and sweep is grand in both design and feel. At points, it does seem to try too hard, with too much, but in the end you are left with complete gratification. Do not look for any big names, but you will be surprised by the sheer volume of talent and story. 4 out of 5 Kernels: so compelling it is what other films should aspire to be.

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