Newcomer Jeremy Irvine plays an English farm lad whose beloved horse is recruited to serve on the front lines in World War I. What follows is a somewhat disjointed collection of stories that track the noble steed from one owner to the next. Director Steven Spielberg has crafted some indelible cinematic moments, but the tone is too dark and the characters too one-dimensional to resonate as deeply as the award-winning play and book that preceeded this. FULL REVIEW:Film Review: Steven Spielberg double-dips this holiday season with The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse by Devin D. O’Leary (12/22/2011). 146 minutes PG-13.