The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007)

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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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 25, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Water Horse is a fine family film. It takes a classic tale and infuses it with extra imagination, sly humor, heart, and inventive special effects.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

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

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A tepid, CGI-enhanced family movie that should delight 6-year-olds with a lap full of popcorn.

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Joshua Starnes

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.'

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[A] disappointing mixed bag.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

What makes The Water Horse different is its sophisticated, wraparound story, which initially seems at odds with a computer-generated sea-beast.

Steve Biodrowski

... we are able to sit back and enjoy the fun without ever losing sight of the sadness underneath.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A rich, mostly tender fairy tale.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The film is a triumph of empathy.

Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

The story nicely interweaves the legend of the Loch Ness monster with a tale of childhood angst, wartime drama and adventure.

Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
A real family that deals with friendships in a realistic fashion. The Water Horse isn't just a cute little creature. It starts off that way, with a number… More
Wahida K
Scottish Legends are the best ones. In a Scottish Legend you ll find everything. A love story, a Nessie, a Ghosts..etc just about everything. It was a sweet… More
Michael Edwards
it was a wonderful film, with great story, effects, characters, and drama.
Phil Hubbs
Lovely film for the younger viewer about a possible Nessie. Sure its a kind of 'Free Willy' set in Scotland with a monster instead of a killer whale,… More
KJ Proulx
Great kids classic that I will remember for a long time! I saw it for 2 dollars at some cheap holiday special screening, but I would have paid full price for… More
jay nixon
Sweet fantasy with a much higher quality cast than usually found in this sort of film.