News of the World Reviews

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April 10, 2021
It's a classic western, but an anti-western... It's beautifully done.
April 2, 2021
Hanks is as watchable as ever and Helena Zengel terrific as the girl. Highly recommended.
March 26, 2021
While Hanks is our hero, Helena Zengel steals the spotlight. This thirteen-year-old German actress shines in this role.
March 25, 2021
Hanks is great, Zengel is a revelation and Greengrass provides incredible vistas and a heartwarming story.
March 23, 2021
News of the World survives its own shortcomings by reminding us that that it's only one of countless similarly tiny but important parts of the solution.
March 19, 2021
Because he so often doesn't appear to be acting, in my book, a compliment, many overlook just how varied Hanks's roles can be and how accomplished he is as a performer...
March 11, 2021
Being Tom Hanks first Western, News of the World throws some classic genre tropes in the mix to deliver an emotional tale about two strangers forced to stay together against all obstacles in the midst of America's wild West era.
March 8, 2021
Western about the healing power of storytelling and kindness as a spiritual practice.
March 2, 2021
A good film, albeit a little predictable. [Full review in Spanish]
March 2, 2021
We may not be far from Delphi, or the temple of Apollo in whose pronaos "know thyself" is written, that News from the Great World wonderfully represents. [Full review in Spanish]
February 27, 2021
The scenes of post-Civil War America are interesting, as is the whole concept of a man who supports himself through the public's eagerness to hear stories from around the world. Hanks is as likable as he has ever been.
February 20, 2021
A beautifully crafted, no frills adventure which often feels like an homage to Westerns of yore.
February 19, 2021
The heartfelt conclusion is... undermined by a simplistic build-up, albeit not enough to diminish the fine lead performances.
February 19, 2021
A high-quality time-filler that might not stick in the memory like their previous collab Captain Phillips, but it's a fine piece of work.
February 19, 2021
As perfectly cast and reliably great as Hanks is here, in the latest role that's likely to see awards nominations come his way, the empathetic and absorbing movie he's in meets him at every turn.
February 17, 2021
News of the World travels slowly but it gets to where it needs to go in the wild west.
February 15, 2021
Tom Hanks puts the 'man' in 'anchorman' in this thoughtful western.
February 14, 2021
The movie benefits from having Greengrass at the helm. The director of films including the second two Bourne adventures, the excellent United 93 and 2013's Captain Phillips, which also starred Hanks, has a skilled storytelling hand.
February 14, 2021
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 13, 2021
A stunning, rhythmic drama about what makes a home, a family and a country, set on a vast canvas that is anything but sprawling.
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