Broadcast News Reviews

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April 10, 2020
It achieves an unexpected flow in its development and an even more unexpected magic in certain moments. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 27, 2020
Hunter shows us a woman who was never able to pretend she wasn't smarter than the guys, and gives a performance of such springy naturalness that it hardly seems like a performance at all.
January 28, 2020
Albert Brooks and Holly Hunter perform with such vitality, such comic neuroticism, that they at least blur the edges of their stereotypes.
March 1, 2019
Broadcast News is a slick and well- scripted comedy, witty and well-paced; it makes no points that haven't been made before, but like its TV news team it makes them entertainingly.
March 1, 2019
It's an intelligent, uproariously funny dissection of what really goes on in a TV newsroom, both on and off camera.
February 22, 2019
The film has savvy and it has an edge, but there s not a trace of cruelty or cheap-shot, easy humor in it. Much of it, in fact, is startlingly warm and heartfelt. This is important; it's what makes this movie so easy to watch.
December 18, 2018
As the talented but professionally thwarted news writer, Brooks is sensational, both vain and vulnerable.
December 19, 2017
Jane Craig is a feminist heroine in a way that few female romantic-comedy protagonists since have been, even the ones we consider strong and independent.
August 23, 2017
James Brooks is too gifted a writer for that simple a story.
November 8, 2016
This bittersweet love story is set against the world of network news and writer-producer-director James Brooks fills his satire with some lovable heros and villains -- and characters that don't quite fit into either category.
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.
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.
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]
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.
February 2, 2009
All the performers are tops.
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.
April 1, 2008
Enormously entertaining.
April 1, 2008
In a film tracing the endless battles between style and substance, Brooks delivers both in abundance.
April 1, 2008
Hunter and Brooks are hugely appealing as news professionals trying to stay afloat in the corporate cauldron.
April 1, 2008
Worthy adult entertainment.
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