Broadcast News Reviews

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis
February 26, 2011
(The) endlessly quotable writing... keeps the film fresh as Tom, Aaron and Jane carom off each other at ever-more oblique angles.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 6, 2011
The human element is just as prescient as it was then, while the characters' romantic/professional entanglements now have the added poignancy of the past tense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
January 17, 2011
By looking at the small-screen picture...[Brooks] provocatively suggests that America's socio-political problems are pretty much the same as the personal problems of its citizens. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 24, 2010
People often behave foolishly in matters of love and just about everything else. That can lead to heartache and tragedy, but that same foolishness can also be very funny to watch, as it is here.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 2, 2009
All the performers are tops.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 2, 2008
The outstanding set pieces give the viewer an idea of the job pressures, its perks, pitfalls and how the news is in the long run compromised.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 1, 2008
Enormously entertaining.

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2008
In a film tracing the endless battles between style and substance, Brooks delivers both in abundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Film4
April 1, 2008
Hunter and Brooks are hugely appealing as news professionals trying to stay afloat in the corporate cauldron.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 1, 2008
Worthy adult entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 1, 2008
One of the best entertainments of 1987.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
February 11, 2008
Though lacking visual style, this is a poignantly written film about the changing professional mores of TV news in the electronic age, well-acted by the three leads, Holly Hunter, William Hurt, and Albert Brooks.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
August 14, 2007
Smart, biting media humor is a bit dated, but well worthwhile viewing.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Underpinning what is a charming, protean love-triangle is a serious statement about the function, value, and direction of television news.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 6, 2005
I could gush over this movie for hours, just delightful
| Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 8, 2004
The best movie about the television business
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 30, 2003
It's absurd but often funny, usually when it's dissecting the TV trade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
November 13, 2003
A good love story and nice behind-the-scenes look at the news.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 31, 2003
Brooks' screenplay still seems alarmingly timely in its portrait of the blurring of the lines between what is news and what is entertainment. The movie's quietly devastating climax beautifully illustrates the collapse of ethics in TV journalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 10, 2003
Fresh and funny film that offers a glimpse of how three members of the Baby Boom generation are handling the challenges of love and work.
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