The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
Filmed in Wellywood, and The South Island™, this is a distinctly Scottish tale about a lonely boy called Angus who discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a mythical sea creature called a Kelpie. It soon grows too big to be hidden within his home and is placed in Loch Ness where it becomes the famous Loch Ness Monster.
2008Rating: PG, parental guidance recommended125 minsUSA
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasy
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We loved this movie!

I took my 2 year old and my ten year old to see this movie and we all loved it. My two year old loved it so much we went back and saw it a second time in the theaters and now we own it. Yes the story may get darker and more dramatic at parts, but so do many other family movies like harry potter or chronicles of narnia. Even ET had a darker side and had you...

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Awesome gorgeous movie indeed

I just loved it , the creature was adorable made me want one, I loved this movei would recommend it, go see it. Yes I had tears too , just a most beautiful story.

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Water Horse Wows Our Four Year Old Granddaughter

There were many adults at the showing we attended and it seemed that the magic of this movie enchanted us all. It was a lot of fun, was great entertainment (sure didn't seem like 120 minutes), and left us with that warm and happy feelings that all good family oriented movies impart to their audience. The ONLY complaint, if that is the correct word, is the...

5.0
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Superb Family Film

My family and I saw this film at a special preview and I must say that is the best film for families we have seen in a long time. It is part Free Willy, part E.T. and a very well told story of a boy and his "pet." It is funny, it is emotional and ultimately an enjoyable time all around. Highly recommended!

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Variety

Variety

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Just as the creature quickly swells from pint-size pet to gargantuan behemoth, necessitating its relocation to the Loch Ness, so the film transitions seamlessly from a gently spirited comedy to a harrowing drama that might prove frightening to especially wee tots.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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While it boasts a lower profile than many other Christmas releases, it might catch on with parents who want to take their kids to a movie that the entire family will actually enjoy. Nifty special effects and a first-rate British cast elevate this production.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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Jay Russell's winning family film is a solidly made wish-fulfillment fantasy set during World War II.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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A typical coming-of-age story filled with wonderful, moving performances.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

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It's a little corny and somewhat overlong, but a sweet sensibility and stirring adventure scenes make The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep a welcome gift for anyone looking to keep kids entertained over the holidays.

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LA Weekly

LA Weekly

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Personally, I wouldn’t take a toddler (unless he was the son of Tarantino) to this intermittently, legitimately terrifying tale of a boy and his Loch Ness monster. But everyone else should blow off 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' and show up for the best kiddie picture of the season -- and, along with 'Ratatouille', of the year.

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Variety

Variety

press

Just as the creature quickly swells from pint-size pet to gargantuan behemoth, necessitating its relocation to the Loch Ness, so the film transitions seamlessly from a gently spirited comedy to a harrowing drama that might prove frightening to especially wee tots.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While it boasts a lower profile than many other Christmas releases, it might catch on with parents who want to take their kids to a movie that the entire family will actually enjoy. Nifty special effects and a first-rate British cast elevate this production.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

Jay Russell's winning family film is a solidly made wish-fulfillment fantasy set during World War II.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

A typical coming-of-age story filled with wonderful, moving performances.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

It's a little corny and somewhat overlong, but a sweet sensibility and stirring adventure scenes make The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep a welcome gift for anyone looking to keep kids entertained over the holidays.

0
LA Weekly

LA Weekly

press

Personally, I wouldn’t take a toddler (unless he was the son of Tarantino) to this intermittently, legitimately terrifying tale of a boy and his Loch Ness monster. But everyone else should blow off 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' and show up for the best kiddie picture of the season -- and, along with 'Ratatouille', of the year.

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We loved this movie!

I took my 2 year old and my ten year old to see this movie and we all loved it. My two year old loved it so much we went back and saw it a second time in the theaters and now we own it. Yes the story may get darker and more dramatic at parts, but so do many other family movies like harry potter or chronicles of narnia. Even ET had a darker side and had...

5.0
0

Awesome gorgeous movie indeed

I just loved it , the creature was adorable made me want one, I loved this movei would recommend it, go see it. Yes I had tears too , just a most beautiful story.

5.0
0

Water Horse Wows Our Four Year Old Granddaughter

There were many adults at the showing we attended and it seemed that the magic of this movie enchanted us all. It was a lot of fun, was great entertainment (sure didn't seem like 120 minutes), and left us with that warm and happy feelings that all good family oriented movies impart to their audience. The ONLY complaint, if that is the correct word, is the...

5.0
0

Superb Family Film

My family and I saw this film at a special preview and I must say that is the best film for families we have seen in a long time. It is part Free Willy, part E.T. and a very well told story of a boy and his "pet." It is funny, it is emotional and ultimately an enjoyable time all around. Highly recommended!

5.0
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