Year Released: 2011
Main Stars: Jeremy Irvine , Peter Mullan , Emily Watson , Niels Arestrup , David Thewlis , Tom Hiddleston , Benedict Cumberbatch , Eddie Marsan , horses (uncredited!)
Review Date: January 2016
Last watched: December 2015
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: DVD
If you think this will be sad then don’t, although it’s not altogether uplifting either and, yes, I guess there are some tearful moment. If you think it might be full of action then… not so much although there is some running back and forth. However, if you think there’s a lot about a horse then you’re right on the money!
It’s for kids but grown ups can get masses out of all the horses, costumes and really good performances from a cast that always knew they’d be upstaged by the animals! The production is good quality with sets and costumes well detailed as well as the extras-filled moments of war and huge stunts but it’s the horsey thespianship we’re really here for and there are indeed some equine Oscar performances.
Not the deeply meaningful piece I’d thought it might be and I still want to catch the stage show if I can but for now, this movie is enticing and well made. Perhaps not as the big, blockbuster night-in but not just a B feature either.
DVD Extras: Some good behind the scenes and a lot of interviews. Not bad, not great.
Watch if on TV?
Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Snog with the reins on….