What to know

critics consensus

News of the World takes a slow but absorbing ride down a comfortingly familiar Western trail, guided by Tom Hanks in peak paternal mode. Read critic reviews

Where to watch

Show all services

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

News of the World Photos

Movie Info

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd crosses paths with a 10-year-old girl taken by the Kiowa people. Forced to return to her aunt and uncle, Kidd agrees to escort the child across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas. However, the long journey soon turns into a fight for survival as the traveling companions encounter danger at every turn -- both human and natural.

Cast & Crew

Tom Hanks
Captain Kidd
Mare Winningham
Doris Boudlin
Ray McKinnon
Simon Boudlin
Bill Camp
Mr. Branholme
Neil Sandilands
Wilhelm Leonberger
Paul Greengrass
Screenwriter
Luke Davies
Screenwriter
Steven Shareshian
Executive Producer
Tore Schmidt
Executive Producer
Dariusz Wolski
Cinematographer
William Goldenberg
Film Editor
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for News of the World

Critic Reviews for News of the World

All Critics (249) | Top Critics (56) | Fresh (219) | Rotten (30)

  • A beautifully crafted, no frills adventure which often feels like an homage to Westerns of yore.

    February 20, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • I found this a rewarding and entertaining drama, heavy with the weight of the past, yet buoyed up by the possibilities of the future.

    February 14, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Their journey packs in all the usual thrills of the genre - the shootouts and the ravenous jaws of nature - though Greengrass doesn't approach the material with the kineticism of Captain Phillips (also starring Hanks) or the Bourne films.

    February 12, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's all solid, well-turned stuff and, of course, you know you're in safe hands with Hanks, whose acting is so effortlessly good that you're in danger of not fully appreciating i

    February 11, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • News of the World has many of these wise, unforced moments on its way to a final scene in which the on-screen audience applauds wildly. My sentiments exactly.

    February 10, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Greengrass's charming western would form the ideal centrepiece for a festival that showcased directors working hard to be something other than what we expect them to be.

    February 10, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for News of the World

There are no featured reviews for because the movie has not released yet ().

See Movies in Theaters

News of the World Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides