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Newsies Reviews

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May 20, 2003
This film's real trouble lies in its joyless, pointless execution.
July 26, 2002
Looks exactly like what it is, a spectacularly bad idea.
| Original Score: 1/5
March 4, 2002
If the crick in my neck is any indication, I watched Kenny Ortega's Newsies like a dog hears a new sound. Most probably, my eyebrow was also arched.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 19, 2002
People need heroes and uplifting tales, I suppose, but why alter history to give them to the masses?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Although the material does indeed involve young protagonists, no effort is made to show their lives in a way today's kids can identify with. This movie must seem as odd to them as a foreign film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Its intentions seem fairly modest, and so are its achievements. It's a modestly enjoyable diversion.
January 1, 2000
It looks like its own rehearsal -- an early one at that.
January 1, 2000
This is primarily a children's movie and I have a hard time working up much rancor against a movie as campily perverse as this one is. I sat through the whole thing in open-mouthed wonder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
If there were 10 other musicals in the past few years for comparison, I'm not sure where Newsies would place. But as it is, this is the only game in town - and it's quite entertaining most of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
There are only about six songs, so the viewer is generally thinking straight drama when a character or group of characters starts acting funny and with a jolt the viewer realizes they are going into a song.
Full Review | Original Score: high +1 out of -4..+4
August 21, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
July 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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