The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (PG)

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Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>4</span>/5

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Time Out says

Mon Feb 4 2008

There’s backbone to spare in this superior family film aimed at the type of kids who like a wee splash of Scotch on their cornflakes. The classic ‘Free Willy’ animal/child union-of-souls template is neatly transposed (with added grit) to the Highlands circa World War II, where young Angus MacMorrow (Alex Etel, last seen in Danny Boyle’s ‘Millions’) discovers a crystalline egg on a local beach.

What hatches is a cutesy dragon-like creature he names Crusoe that rapidly expands to the size of a lorry and has to be re-housed in the local loch. When a platoon of soldiers stationed in Angus’s home mistake Crusoe for an enemy sub, this pleasingly non-ironic yarn expands into an angry window on the brutal, inflexible nature of the military. But what pushes the film above its peers is the way that director Jay Russell – like Spielberg – only resorts to syrup when he can fully justify it.

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PG

UK release:

Fri Feb 8, 2008

Duration:

111 mins

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Patsy W

A really good film with a little bit of everything in it ! Go and see for yourself - you won't be dissapointed.I think it fills an important gap in the market by appealing to 7 - 12 year olds and probably of more interest to boys although my 10 yr old daughter loved it.

Patsy W

A really good film with a little bit of everything in it ! Go and see for yourself - you won't be dissapointed.I think it fills an important gap in the market by appealing to 7 - 12 year olds and probably of more interest to boys although my 10 yr old daughter loved it.

orin

it was one of the best films i have ever sar. it made me cry a lot as well. bt if you go to the cinema you should see the watr hourse because it is realy good

orin

it was one of the best films i have ever sar. it made me cry a lot as well. bt if you go to the cinema you should see the watr hourse because it is realy good

Tink

Excellent! all the things a kids film should be,but take a tissue -its quite moving! :)

Tink

Excellent! all the things a kids film should be,but take a tissue -its quite moving! :)

Nicole

Hiya, its my birthday and im wondering if the water horse or the game plan is better! Could anyone help me out?

Nicole

Hiya, its my birthday and im wondering if the water horse or the game plan is better! Could anyone help me out?

Jaycee

Is this a kid's film? - probably, but I more closely identify with the story teller in the pub, in age, and I thought the film was a sheer delight. A good story and wonderful scenery.

Jaycee

Is this a kid's film? - probably, but I more closely identify with the story teller in the pub, in age, and I thought the film was a sheer delight. A good story and wonderful scenery.

Maria

This film is amazing, One of my favorite films of this year and last. A must see and a definate purchase to see again.

Maria

This film is amazing, One of my favorite films of this year and last. A must see and a definate purchase to see again.

o b laden

aaaamazing film loved all of it the grafics were unbelievable and a would recommend it and watch it again

o b laden

aaaamazing film loved all of it the grafics were unbelievable and a would recommend it and watch it again

zac goodenough

It was really good and funny. My favourite part was when the dog was chasing the water horse through the house.6/6 - a must see film!

zac goodenough

It was really good and funny. My favourite part was when the dog was chasing the water horse through the house.6/6 - a must see film!

jess

it was a scary but fantastic film i would love to see it again and definitely buy it on dvd!

jess

it was a scary but fantastic film i would love to see it again and definitely buy it on dvd!

shereen Hussain

i really liked the film it was amazing so good and it was amazing the way the graphics where also the stories and it was so realistic ! I would recommend it thoroughly to families....

shereen Hussain

i really liked the film it was amazing so good and it was amazing the way the graphics where also the stories and it was so realistic ! I would recommend it thoroughly to families....

jacob bell:

the film was great i think i am going to get it on dvd when it comes out ,i rate it a 10/10

jacob bell:

the film was great i think i am going to get it on dvd when it comes out ,i rate it a 10/10

Harry

I thought the film was fabulous one of the best films I have seen for ages. Brilliant!

Harry

I thought the film was fabulous one of the best films I have seen for ages. Brilliant!

kiera

i totally luvved it!!!!!! it was so realistic and i would reccomend it fully!!!

kiera

i totally luvved it!!!!!! it was so realistic and i would reccomend it fully!!!