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