News of the World Reviews

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February 10, 2021
Not as scandalous as its tabloid namesake - but far more worthy of your time
February 10, 2021
A conventional, heartwarming film with great production values, and a solid performance by Tom Hanks [Full review in Spanish]
February 10, 2021
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
News of the World is many things - a character study about a guilt-ridden man, a fable about fatherhood, a call-to-arms against right-wing propaganda - but I didn't expect it to also be an origin story for prime time news anchors.
February 10, 2021
Fans of Tom Hanks, especially, will be in their element and might even be calling for a sequel where he literally just reads the news. We'd watch it.
February 9, 2021
With a heartfelt tale of redemption and acceptance, paired with a breakout performance from Helena Zengel, News of the World is a familiar but sincere Western.
February 9, 2021
At the movie's heart though are simply two terrific performances. Zengel is a revelation as the young double-orphan, conveying so much with few words, while Hanks, in his first Western, is as reliable as ever.
February 9, 2021
If everything in sight doubles as a metaphor, the story plays as pure human drama. And when the action cranks, this famously gifted director of mayhem slips into gear - with a twist.
February 9, 2021
Guided by endearing performances from Hanks and Zengel, News of the World is a vast and ambitious genre piece. Its only downfall is that the road the pair travel doesn't really lead to anywhere.
February 8, 2021
News of the World is unashamedly old-fashioned and although it doesn't quite have the sweep, punch or character to cut it, tonally and thematically it feels very akin to classic westerns.
February 8, 2021
The film, which is superb, reunites Hanks with his Captain Phillips director, Paul Greengrass, and the reunion is a thrilling one, for the two seem to be learning from one another as they go along...
February 5, 2021
News Of The World is narratively slight, but it is a terrific showcase for two actors at completely different ends of their careers and a quietly emotional dispatch about two broken souls learning to heal.
February 5, 2021
This is a slow news day.
February 4, 2021
Yet the film rarely ignites, is devoid of urgency and leaves its Oscar-winning star treading water throughout, doling out kindly Hanksian smiles and fist-chewing platitudes in place of actual dramatic intrigue.
February 4, 2021
A journey whose contours and pitfalls we already know well. Nevertheless, it's a pleasure to experience it once more with companions like these.
February 3, 2021
Under the capable hands of writer-director Paul Greengrass, who reunites with his Captain Phillips leading man Hanks, the result is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food.
February 3, 2021
There's a lot that's familiar and conventional in "News Of The World" to go with little tugs of something more interesting in its premise. Savor the tugs.
February 3, 2021
Neither performer overdoes the sympathy that develops between Kidd and Johanna, and the film is tender without descending too far into sentimentality.
February 2, 2021
Helena Zengel is a wonderful discovery. [Full review in Spanish]
February 2, 2021
Director Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks ably deliver, and while it admittedly lags a bit towards the finish line, the film makes for a generally enjoyable watch
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