Every big secret starts small.
Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin, Emily Watson, David Morrissey, Priyanka Xi, Brian Cox
|Screenplay||Robert Nelson Jacobs, based on the book by Dick King-Smith|
|Music||James Newton Howard|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital EX, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS-ES|
|Produced by||Beacon Pictures, Blue Star Pictures, Ecosse Films, Revolution Studios, Walden Media|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Annette Bayne A small family film with a big heart and it deals with issues without forgetting that fantasy is important.
Anna Smith But this is still a decent old-fashioned fantasy that should entertain anyone who's ever dreamed of stumbling across a mythical beast.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert It has a lot of sly humor about what we know, or have heard, about the Loch Ness monster and various frauds associated with it, and fills the edges of the screen with first-rate supporting performance.
Kieran Grant There are nice moments here, with Watson and Chaplin doing particularly fine work overcoming the wet-noodle script and rote story arc with just their eyes and a few well-placed gazes. Stare long enough at this potentially captivating arrangement of actors and scenery, however, and The Water Horse takes the shape of a standard paint-by-numbers scheme.
James Berardinelli It's getting increasingly harder for any family feature to compete with the assembly-line productions coming out of Disney and Dreamworks, so I'm glad to report that this is at least as good as any of them.
C Fuchs The tale of the monster is at once outrageous and charming.
Tomatometer A fine family film, with imagination and heart to spare.
What the People say
1363 Netizens Highly recommended movie for all ages- don't miss it!
Average .. 61%