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War Horse

Ahmanson Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)

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786 ratings
4.6 average rating
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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 16 2012

Endearing.. amazing.. enthralling! This is a story of a special bond between an unlikely pair, the journey they both face during the devastating years of war, and the people they encounter in their life's path while hoping to reunite with one...continued

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143 reviews
89 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

A brilliant production. The puppetry was done so well that after a few minutes, you thought that you were seeing real horses. This was theatre at it's best.They deserved their standing ovation.

See it while it's still playing.

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25 reviews
5 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

A beautiful production of a life-affirming story...as much a pageant as a play. The stagecraft and artistry of the puppeteers were truly stunning. Also, this is one show you can actually enjoy from the "cheap seats".

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35 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 19 2012

The puppets are amazing as well as the special affects. Watching the stage play is so different than the movie.

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27 reviews
80 stars
attended Jun 29 2012

Great set design and puppeteering.

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31 reviews
18 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

The horror of war through the eyes of a horse and the lives of the people he touches along the way. Beautifully told. Bring your handkerchief, you are going to need it for the entire second act.

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Milton Justice
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24 reviews
36 stars
attended Jun 16 2012

I found "War Horse" tremendously disappointing. The gimmick of giant puppets as horses is not enough. You still need a story that's worth the time you're spending. There's so much talent on stage in terms of directing and design – as well as...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 24 2012

War Horse was a wonderfully imaginative telling of a heartfelt story. Told with a minamalist set, the production covers a broad timespan and terain while managing to be visually stunning and compelling. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely.

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92 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 19 2012

Fantastic presentation, a unique blend of puppetry, people and art. Stunning.

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36 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

well acted, directed and choreographed. A very entertaining evening

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30 reviews
12 stars
attended Jun 15 2012

I thought the motion and controlling of the "horses" was amazing! So lifelike that you forgot there were people there inside and along side the horse's frame. The acting performances were great! I understand now why it received so many tony awards.

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4 reviews
16 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

Just amazingly wonderful.....!

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172 reviews
58 stars
attended Jun 17 2012

Truly spellbinding production! The puppets were amazing and the acting and storyline compelling. Great theater experience. Thank you Gold Star for getting me there at a reasonable price.

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Kel
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18 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 03 2012

One of the best pieces of theatre I have ever seen! Don't think about going - GO! You will not be dissappointed...

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 16 2012

The Production was excellent. It was a bit difficult to hear all the dialogue from the rear of the mezzanine but the visuals were amazing. I highly recommend this as an unusual theatrical experience. I had heard the puppetry was terrific and...continued

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1 review
0 stars
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10 reviews
741 stars
attended Jun 27 2012

I thought it was going to be better. The horses were interesting and the story was ok. It kind of dragged at points but otherwise I thought it was average.

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10 reviews
17 stars
attended Jun 19 2012

If you saw the movie and fear that it might interfere with your enjoyment of this theatrical experience... fear not. This show is BRILLIANT. Do you have concerns about sitting so high and far from the stage? DON'T! The staging and stagecraft of...continued

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 24 2012

Found the script very trite and predicatable. Did not enjoy the show at all. Our son left at intermission as did the couple that happened to be sitting next to him

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6 reviews
1 stars
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