War Horse

  • Our critic's rating:
    April 1, 2011

    What the popular press said...

    "Ineffably theatrical magic.... much of 'War Horse' evaporates not long after it ends."
    Ben Brantley for NY Times

    "Runs full gallop with theatrical magic. It is by turns epic and intimate and compels you to hold your breath in anticipation."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for NY Daily News

    "What makes the show so powerful is the way the storytelling and the stagecraft are intricately melded."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "Abjuring fancy special effects, 'War Horse' still manages to be the great spectacle of the season. "
    Jeremy Gerard for Bloomberg

    "Gloriously theatrical and almost unbearably moving, this stirring testimonial to the power of honest sentiment is a never-to-be-forgotten theatrical experience."
    Erik Haagensen for Back Stage

    "One aim of theater is to take an audience to another time and place. 'War Horse' ... does that, superbly. But what’s really transfixing is how it gets there."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "Offers masterpiece theatrics for the masses. Get those tickets now or wait until next year."
    Michael Sommers for Newsroom Jersey

    "Emotionally stirring, visually arresting and compellingly told."
    David Rooney for The Hollywood Reporter

    "Pure theatrical magic."
    Marilyn Stasio for Variety

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