War Horse parents guide

War Horse

Overall A-

Albert (Jeremy Irvine) has a deep bond with his horse Joey. So when the animal is sold to the British Cavalry, the boy also enlists in the World War I effort, in the hopes of saving his equestrian friend.

Release date December 25, 2011

Violence C-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use C+

Why is War Horse rated PG-13? The MPAA rated War Horse PG-13 for intense sequences of war violence.

Run Time: 147 minutes

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War Horse
Rating & Content Info

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Why is War Horse rated PG-13? War Horse is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of war violence.

Violence: A goose chases people. A horse kicks a man and knocks him over. A man threatens to shoot an animal and mistakenly aims a gun at his son. A horse drags a boy. A woman threatens a man with knitting needles. Repeated intense scenes of war violence include shooting, stabbings and charging of soldiers. Dead and injured humans and animals are shown. Some blood is shown. Characters engage in trench warfare. Men are gassed. Medical personnel treat wounds. Two characters go AWOL and are later executed. Animals are worked until nearly dead and then shot. Explosions occur on the battlefield. A character uses a hand grenade. An animal is entangled in wire. Characters talk about people who have been killed.

Sexual Content: Young adult males make brief sexually suggestive comments. A man worries soldiers will assault his granddaughter.

Language: The script contains infrequent profanities and some name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character consumes alcohol often and is occasionally portrayed as drunk. Other men infrequently drink and smoke.

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War Horse
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Violence, Disturbing Content.
Ontario PG Violence.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

War Horse is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of War Horse movie is April 3, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: War Horse

Release Date: 3 April 2012

War Horse releases to home video in a 2 Disc (Blu-ray/DVD) or 4 Disc (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) Combo Pack. These sets include:

- War Horse: The Journey Home

- A Filmmaking Journey

- Through the Producer’s Lens

- Editing and Scoring

- An Extra’s Point of View

- The Sounds of War Horse

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The relationship between humans and horses is also explored in the films Black Beauty, Flicka, Seabuscuit and The Black Stallion.