News of the World Reviews

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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
January 31, 2021
An outstanding Tom Hanks looks like he's been wearing the shoes of Jefferson Kidd his whole life.
January 29, 2021
There's always Hanks to guide us through the peril with his trademarked brand of restrained dignity
January 29, 2021
It ends on notes of healing and redemption but the payoff, while satisfying, doesn't feel worth the long journey.
January 29, 2021
We get a real sense of the desperation of people and the desolation of places. No one dreamt of being iconic.
January 29, 2021
News of the World is a western about the connection between an unlikely pair and keeping up with a time that is rapidly changing around them.
January 28, 2021
Both Hanks and newcomer Zengel provide Oscar-worthy performances from touching moments on the road to those of great danger, which is where Greengrass' intense action comes in.
January 27, 2021
The film wraps around you like a pair of worn leather gloves. We are in safe hands. Hanks has that power to ground a film -- to stand solid and unmoving in the landscape and induce us to relax.
January 27, 2021
We all wish we were part of Captain Kidd's great family. [Full review in Spanish]
January 27, 2021
The "conversations" between Hanks and Zengel comprise some of the best moments of the film, as the two constantly feel each other out and bond over unspoken sentiments. It's when the movie transitions into genre stereotypes that it starts to falter a bit.
January 27, 2021
Tom Hanks is immaculate as this world-weary wanderer, imbuing him deep sorrow and humanity. He even rides like a genre veteran.
January 26, 2021
Tom Hanks gives a quiet, restrained performance as Captain Kidd. He suffers from making the process of acting look too easy.
January 24, 2021
Although occasionally bumpy, it's not my plan to discourage you from watching the film.
January 22, 2021
I admire Paul Greengrass ... for maintaining his faith in the power of the pen to shape the world in a more pleasing way. I'm not sure I share it any longer.
January 22, 2021
News of the World is 2020's second-best American Western, and a heartening reminder of why we still long for the Western expanse we see in movies.
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