Good movie that was better than I expected. Very well done with good storyline. Good acting and photography. War Horse was an emotional roller coaster of a ride. Probably not an epic movie you will be talking about a year from now, but a good big screen movie and a definate DVD rental movie when available. I don’t usally go into storylines, assuming you already know enough about a movie and just want to know whether you should add it to your rental list or skip it. The movie had all elements going for it, war, horses, good guys, bad guys, adventure, sadness, joy. Good movie from start to finish.
My wife also gives it 8/10. She gets emotionally involved in movies and this one was no exception. She said it was too sad in spots and had her hands over her eyes during graphic scenes. In a way, this is a compliment to Spielberg for making it so real and engaging.