Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Steven Spielberg‘s latest drama War Horse is full of great imagery and good characters, but its story lacks any real connection between its characters. Jeremy Irvine‘s relationship with his horse Joey starts out kind of cute and innocent, but gets downright unsettling by the end. It questions the sanity of the leading character and everyone around him. The film also features one of the worst musical scores John Williams has ever made. It practically forces you to feel happy, sad and angry. It leaves no room for self-discovery."