The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
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Two children discover an egg on a beach in Scotland which eventually hatches into a "waterhorse". Later, that waterhorse grows up to be the Loch Ness monster.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

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"[A] disappointing mixed bag."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"What makes The Water Horse different is its sophisticated, wraparound story, which initially seems at odds with a computer-generated sea-beast."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"... we are able to sit back and enjoy the fun without ever losing sight of the sadness underneath."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"Mal conseguindo ocultar o fato de ter sido claramente inspirado em "E.T.", é um filme terrivelmente irregular que traz personagens esquemáticos e um monstrinho tão "simpáticos" que jamais temos certeza se este irá devorar seu amigo humano ou não."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"It doesn't condescend to kids; its themes and narrative structure are fairly sophisticated."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A rich, mostly tender fairy tale."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"The film is a triumph of empathy."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The story nicely interweaves the legend of the Loch Ness monster with a tale of childhood angst, wartime drama and adventure."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"'Tis a great beastie, and not a wee pig, this time around."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Although it's a fantasy, 'The Water Horse' makes us believe we're actually seeing 1940s Scotland on the big screen."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"A tepid, CGI-enhanced family movie that should delight 6-year-olds with a lap full of popcorn."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"The Water Horse is an extremely charming little children's film of the type that we unfortunately have been seeing less and less often, with just enough weight to truly earn the title 'a film for the entire family.'"
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"Pleasingly evokes the days when Roddy McDowall frolicked with Flicka and Lassie, [but] it must be said that a CGI pet is not quite so easy to love as a flesh-and-blood performer, animal or human."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"The only reasons to stay awake are the nature porn shots of the Highlands impossibly green hills and gray skies, and a nimble bit performance by a bulldog named Churchill"
‑ Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly
"An intelligent and family-friendly variation on the boy and his dog story in which the 'dog' is a cuddly little creature that turns into the Loch Ness monster."
‑ M. K. Terrell, Christian Science Monitor
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