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Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)


Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 102
Fresh: 80
Rotten: 22

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Fresh: 25
Rotten: 8

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 2,158



Movie Info

Page One: Inside The New York Times deftly gains unprecedented access to The New York Times newsroom and the inner workings of the Media Desk. With the Internet surpassing print as our main news source and newspapers all over the country going bankrupt, Page One chronicles the transformation of the media industry at its time of greatest turmoil. Writers like Brian Stelter, Tim Arango and the salty but brilliant David Carr track print journalism's metamorphosis even as their own paper struggles … More

R (for language including some sexual references)
Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By:
Kate Novack , Andrew Rossi , ate Novack
In Theaters:
Oct 18, 2011
Box Office:
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Page One: Inside the New York Times

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (33) | Fresh (80) | Rotten (22) | DVD (1)

'Page One: Inside the New York Times' is sanguine about change. It describes it, captures it, but doesn't lament it.

Full Review… | September 21, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

If you're reading this article, chances are you have at least a passing interest in the role and value of newspapers. You like original reporting and writing enough to pay for it, online or on newsprint. And you'd probably enjoy Page One.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

In journalism parlance, we have a dozen or so sidebars crowding out a fabulous front-page feature.

Full Review… | July 8, 2011
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

As an avid media watcher, I didn't come away from this with any new insights, but the movie is a pretty good snapshot of the daily newspaper business in transition and turmoil.

Full Review… | July 8, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A fascinating study of a newspaper doing its best to not just survive but to continue to do so with excellence while the world tilts beneath the venerable broadsheet.

Full Review… | July 7, 2011
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Even if the movie fails to truly capture the inner workings of a newspaper and the amount of work required to print an issue every day, it's still a highly entertaining snapshot of a culture in the midst of a rapid transformation...

Full Review… | July 6, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Seemed naively optimistic about newspapers, even when new. Now?

Full Review… | January 14, 2013
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

...a sporadically intriguing yet hopelessly unfocused documentary...

Full Review… | October 12, 2012
Reel Film Reviews

Although Rossi's style is a little unruly - flitting from story to story and desk to desk without any particular emphasis - it's a fascinating and privileged insight into an industry in turmoil

Full Review… | April 3, 2012

A consistently engaging documentary that's paced like a thriller and spiced up by a few colourful characters worthy of fiction.

Full Review… | January 18, 2012

Filmmaker Andrew Rossi has cobbled together a largely well-balanced examination of America's 'paper of record' and produced a multilayered look into the precarious state of print journalism in today's social-media-driven world.

Full Review… | December 24, 2011

This is a thought-provoking film for those interested in journalism.

Full Review… | November 23, 2011
Laramie Movie Scope

In a culture where information is perceived to be free, we may be closer to learning the cost of losing the New York Times.

Full Review… | November 9, 2011
The Skinny

Page One is a pretty even-handed film, asking hard questions about what the Internet and media aggregation does to the quality of news that we're getting.

Full Review… | October 27, 2011

There's something troubling about Page One, but it's difficult to give it a name.

Full Review… | October 25, 2011
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Fascinating viewing not only for fully paid-up NYT subscribers but anyone with a fleeting interest in the past, present or future of the newspaper industry.

Full Review… | September 28, 2011

This is a thoughtful fly-on-the-wall documentary that anyone concerned with the future of democracy should see.

Full Review… | September 25, 2011
Observer [UK]

Morris, whose previous work includes the remarkable The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War, does not hesitate to provoke.

Full Review… | September 23, 2011
This is London

It's a bracing reminder that good writing and good journalism don't happen naturally; they have to be nurtured.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011

Timely and oddly inspiring.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011
Daily Telegraph

It's a complex, troubling story told with chastening intelligence...

Full Review… | September 22, 2011
Financial Times

A wandering, unfocused approximation of a story in motion.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011
Little White Lies

A thought-provoking documentary that throws a spotlight on the beleagured newspaper trade and the values traditional journalism help sustain.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011
Daily Express

Frequently fascinating and consistently entertaining, this is a must-see for media junkies everywhere, thanks to an engaging cast of characters, some fortuitous timing on the part of the production and a series of topical, thought-provoking themes.

Full Review… | September 22, 2011

Rossi gains unprecedented access. Crucially, we witness the workings of a newsroom: the skill required to generate stories, the jockeying between staffers, and so on.

Full Review… | September 20, 2011
The Sun Herald

Audience Reviews for Page One: Inside the New York Times


David Carr needs his own movie

Reid Volk

Super Reviewer

I kind of saw this as a one-stop-shop advertisement to subscribe to the NYT paywall rather than any substantial docudrama. I learned more about what it was like to work for the Times in that fashion documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, than in this one. The movie's only saving grace (and it was a big one) is David Carr. He's the greatest.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Interesting behind-the-scenes moments over the past 12 months, scattered throughout the movie, help to demonstrate the included arguments from the New York Times (and other legacy news media) for its necessity to exist in this new age of blogs and twitter. It's effective, but the movie could have been more efficient... it meanders.

Matthew Slaven
Matthew Slaven

Super Reviewer

A bit unfocused at times, but overall a very interesting look at the state of modern journalism and how it's being impacted by technological and sociological change - particularly the advent of social media. What I think one takes away from this movie is the realization that while the platforms through which the news is delivered may be changing - as they have been for centuries - the human ingenuity, talent and intelligence behind responsible journalism will remain the key to its survival.

Tracy Kenderdine
Tracy Kenderdine

Super Reviewer

Page One: Inside the New York Times Quotes

David, Himself:
I don't think so!
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
David, Himself:
I'v been a single parent on welfare.
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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