The trouble here is not so much that Spielberg's film staunchly insists on finding a happy ending even in the calamity of the First World War, but that he slathers it on so thick and leaves so soft an impression.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
The material sometimes feels oversugared, though it's also guaranteed to raise a lump in your throat.
-Rafer GuzmanFull Review
Generates a respectable amount of suspense and takes a few unexpected turns while covering familiar territory.
-Joe LeydonFull Review
Tthe images have what I can only describe as a wonderful texture. They also have intense color: deep gemlike greens and reds, with black shadows out of an old master painting.
-Dana StevensFull Review
We never ask why the production is devoted to an animal while ten million men are dying, but when Spielberg does the story realistically, it seems trivial, even a little daft.
-David DenbyFull Review
Any movie clever enough to make the late John Denver a prophet of doom is OK in my book.
Amid the incomprehensible slaughter, it's a horse that reminds these warriors of their humanity.
-David EdelsteinFull Review
A thoroughly repellent little shocker that exploits a still-fresh real-life tragedy for routine chills.
A film that may stay in the mind's eye longer than it lingers in the heart.
-Joe MorgensternFull Review
Horror fans everywhere should stay far away from this risibly bad entry.
There isn't a moment in the movie where you don't feel Spielberg's passion, and this time, the film is worthy of his enthusiasm. It's a knockout.
-Rene RodriguezFull Review
Final destination? Video store bins.
-Robert CashillFull Review
Tonally jarring and structurally disjointed, it's a punishingly long and bumpy ride.
-Kathleen MurphyFull Review
Several cuts above the usual terror flick aimed at the teen dating crowd.
It's almost a great war movie in one direction, and almost a piece of irredeemable cheese in the other, and there you have it.
-Andrew O'HehirFull Review
You'll laugh, but you'll hate yourself by the time you're out of the theater.
It's not that a film can't be lighthearted family fare, a gritty war epic and a weepie all at once; the problem is that here, those elements feel strictly compartmentalized -- and calculated.
-Ian BuckwalterFull Review
Final Destination brings the scares home. And isn't that what a good horror film is all about?
-Kendall MorganFull Review
The result isn't groundbreaking, but it's gratifying.
-Tom LongFull Review
Stupid, silly and gory.
-Lisa KennedyFull Review
The incredible emotive power of this horse and the way in which the filmmakers were able to translate it on-screen are what stay with you.
-Betsy SharkeyFull Review
Playful and energized enough to keep an audience guessing.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
Call it "lesser Spielberg" and put it alongside Always and Hook.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
An interesting combination of well-mounted horror flick and sheer campy experience.
-Desson ThomsonFull Review
Spielberg's phenomenal skill for making images remains undiminished. The rows in a piece of knitting dissolve into the furrows in a stony field; men's bodies fly through the air like broken dolls. Some images are too fussed over, but every one is striking.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review