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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Jay Russell

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About the Movie

When a lonely young boy named Angus discovers a large, mysterious egg along the shores of Loch Ness, no one is prepared for what lies within. He soon discovers that the strange, mischievous hatchling inside is none other than The Water Horse, the loch's most mysterious and fabled creature! But with the Water Horse growing ten times its size every day, Angus finds it increasingly difficult to keep his new friend a secret. Two-time Academy Award nominee Emily Watson (1998, Hilary and Jackie; 1996 Breaking the Waves), Alex Etel, Ben Chaplin (The Thin Red Line), David Morrissey (The Reaping) and Brian Cox (Running with Scissors) star in this heart warming tale from director Jay Russell (Tuck Everlasting) and written by Robert Nelson Jacobs (Flushed Away).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 89
  • Fresh: 66
  • Rotten: 23
  • Average Rating: 6.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Many lonely children yearn for a pet to call their own. In The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep based on a novel by Dick King-Smith, a boy finds not only that, but a best friend as well. – Laura Kern, New York Times, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Parents, forget about those warbling mischievous chipmunks. If you want to take the kids on a delightful animal adventure that you will enjoy as much as they do, go see The Water Horse. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: What it lacks in originality, it makes up for in execution. – Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: The Water Horse moves along at a dutiful clip, engaging us without transporting us. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


I LOve this movie!Thank you sssoooooo much itunes!!!


not that good of a movie


I love this movie very similar to my all time fav eragon

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Kids & Family
  • Released: 2008

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