First off, this movie was gorgeous! Beautiful. I loved it just for the cinematography. Second, geez, that horse (which was probably played by hundreds of horses) really knows how to act!
Third, the story was gripping, exciting, and I was on the edge of my seat towards the end. That Steven Spielberg really knows how to tell a story.
The only quibble - and it is teeny... Well, there is a scene that is kind of trite, overdone, at the end. I'm not going to do a spoiler. I've seen different versions of this but it didn't take away from the enjoyment of the film.
I'm giving this 5 stars (maybe for the first time in a long time). I liked it very much and urge you to go see it!