War Horse
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War Horse NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(241 Reviews)
Positive
93%
Mixed
4%
Negative
3%
Members say
Great staging, Absorbing, Masterful, Clever, Great acting

About the Show

'War Horse', which won the Tony Award for Best Play, chronicles the journey of a boy and his horse during World War I, through theatrical puppetry and innovative storytelling.

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Member Reviews (241)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
80
Original, Great staging, Great writing, Relevant

See it if amazing and super creative production. Great story. A million times better than the movie version.

Don't see it if you can't abstract the puppet horse.

963 Reviews | 338 Followers
80
Great staging, Absorbing, Clever, Problematic plot, Well acted

See it if you are fascinated by brilliant staging and don't mind a weak underlying plot. The horse is more impt than all the men dying? Really?

Don't see it if you only respond to insightful scripts. The staging was dazzling, creative, memorable. I took my son and loved how much he loved it!

594 Reviews | 223 Followers
91
Absorbing, Epic, Ambitious, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You want to see a unique staging of an epic, war-time play.

Don't see it if You can't stand plays about war.

488 Reviews | 103 Followers
1
Disappointing, Excruciating

See it if stab yourself in the eyes. This play is everything that is wrong with theater. I hear so many people say they like this but they just say

Don't see it if that because its the sexy thing to say. Yes, it was different but different is not always good.

450 Reviews | 126 Followers
91
Resonant, Riveting, Fascinating puppetry, Exquisite storytelling, Magical

See it if delicate balance of puppetry, story, action, color & light intrigue U, dance like precision & grace contrasted with war would thrill U

Don't see it if if cloud of war even contrasted with beauty & hope defeats U, if reality is all U can believe in

343 Reviews | 100 Followers
82
Absorbing, Clever, Original

See it if you are interested in an innovative telling of a historical drama

Don't see it if you require absolute verisimilitude in your theatrical endeavors

273 Reviews | 473 Followers
82
Intense, Refreshing, Ambitious, Great staging

See it if you're looking for a serious play with innovative staging. The work with puppets is well executed.

Don't see it if you want something lighter and more comedic.

216 Reviews | 907 Followers
80
Ambitious, Epic, Great staging, Intelligent

See it if Excellent historical play, great puppets that don't distract but help create the experience

Don't see it if You want a light play; remember, this is a world war

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