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The Paper Reviews

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blkbomb
blkbomb

Super Reviewer

February 18, 2013
Bernie: Well, you're in management now. If everybody loved you, you'd be doing something wrong.

"A behind-the-line look at work, marriage, and other forms of combat."

The Paper is a decent workplace, comedy/drama from Ron Howard that features a long and impressive cast. While this movie doesn't quite leap off the screen at you, it was still pretty good in it's own right. Normally Ron Howard tends to be pretty hit and miss, and with this one, it's right on the edge of being either hit or miss. It's not good enough to call it a clear success, but it is good enough to say that he didn't miss. 

Henry is an editor at the New York Sun newspaper and he has a busy day ahead of him. He has an interview at the Sentinel, which is offering him a job that would pay more. He also is trying figure out how to put together a worthy cover story after missing on yesterday's. He has to fight time, a pregnant wife, a colleague, and still manage to get the paper out on time and make sure he's running the correct story.

While The Paper may come off as just another dull and unexciting workplace movie, I somehow found just enough enjoyment from it. It had just enough funny and smart parts to make up for a lot of dull and boring parts. The movie kind of plays like a lesser and lighter form of Broadcast News. 

I'm gonna give this one a mild recommendation. The movie is most worth it for the cast. Although no one is giving one of the best performances of their careers, this huge and star studded cast makes seeing this movie worth it. Michael Keaton, Robert Duvall, Marisa Tomei, Glenn Close, Randy Quaid, and many more faces you'll be sure to recognize. 
deano
deano

Super Reviewer

March 12, 2007
Great ensemble comedy-drama about a New York Daily tabloid newspaper with Michael Keaton as an editor who has a few hours to get the scoop on a murder and stop cost-conscious managing editor Glenn Close from printing a sensationalistic cover that implies two innocent youngsters are guilty.
jjnxn
jjnxn

Super Reviewer

September 27, 2007
With this cast this should have been better.
Bradley W

Super Reviewer

January 28, 2012
The Paper ended up being much better than I thought. It takes a boring subject like news and made it interesting and also showed me the inside work of a newspaper, but its also at times very weird and does not realize what it is.
Sunil J

Super Reviewer

May 17, 2011
Incredibly dated but the solid cast keeps in interesting.
iLeo
iLeo

Super Reviewer

January 27, 2008
Good movie.
WilsonLNU
March 17, 2013
A clever, fast-paced tribute to the best of tabloid journalism - and the best of journalism. Captures the old-school newsroom perfectly.
21rclemente
November 17, 2009
Very good story about the sentencing of two kids from the ghetto and the controversy that accures in highly competitive newspaper editor's offices. Sounds boring when I say it like that but add consistant (early 90's) Keaton comedy and you've got a pretty good filc.
January 6, 2009
Sometimes it lets its wackiness run a little bit too free, but there's a lot of great stuff to love here.
farrahforfilm
May 24, 2008
What a great movie.I loved the entire cast!They are and were amazing:)
A must see if you ever thought about being a writer!
Ida K

Super Reviewer

December 20, 2007
Lots of big name stars... some not even listed here such as Jason Alexander from Seinfeld. Even with all this brilliant acting power in one movie, they could not salvage the lame writing and stupid plot.
November 15, 2006
I love The Paper. Its charming, smart, energetic and has such a wonderful ensamble. A guilty pleasure.
July 20, 2014
Well written with engaging characters but the central conflict of the story just isn't interesting enough to keep the audience engaged, and labeling it a comedy is being generous
May 31, 2014
Perhaps Ron Howard's most overlooked film with great energy. Wonderful performances (even from Clint!), a witty sharp script and engaging direction. "God forbid this newspaper runs a headline without an exclamation mark!"
filmlover1994
June 2, 2013
My Favorite Comedy Film Is 1933's Duck Soup.
April 21, 2013
A movie filled with big names, The Paper is a fine example of a film that hadn't lost sight of the clever humor and charm that the screenwriters and brothers, David and Steven Koepp, had so skillfully devised.
March 19, 2013
Quick paced and energetic. Premise: life in a newsroom, and more specifically an editor. Boring and annoying, right? Wrong. This movie was actually pretty good and humorous. However, the last 15 min felt bizarre and out of place.
February 10, 2013
good drama about the news papers of NYC trying to get the right story out and those who work there... a good ensemble cast but not much more
Nukleopatra
November 14, 2012
If you're going to take the unrealistic route into the news business, at least make it entertaining - the cast was rock solid, though.
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