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Newsies Reviews

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July 26, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 20, 2013
Newsies is a live-action musical, but it's only barely alive. Call it Snoozies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 11, 2008
The writers have created cardboard cutouts instead of flesh-and-blood characters.
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
July 26, 2002
Looks exactly like what it is, a spectacularly bad idea.
| Original Score: 1/5
June 24, 2012
Bale and the cast are energetic and fun to watch, and the story itself is fascinating history. But the songs and choreography are a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
It looks like its own rehearsal -- an early one at that.
May 20, 2013
Certain movies engage your affections so strongly that, even if they start to fall apart, you tend to keep rooting for them. That's pretty much the case with Newsies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
July 2, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 28, 2005
Overdone, splashy period Disney musical.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 24, 2016
...manages some acrobatic dance numbers, but they seem oddly confined by the camera's frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 18, 2003
Pretty much "sucksies."
| Original Score: 1/5
June 19, 2012
As a drama, it features potent material. But by presenting this as a musical, all hope is lost, thanks to imminently forgettable tunes and the casting of actors who can't sing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Its intentions seem fairly modest, and so are its achievements. It's a modestly enjoyable diversion.
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
May 20, 2003
This film's real trouble lies in its joyless, pointless execution.
August 21, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
September 7, 2011
The movie stands as a textbook demonstration of why they don't -- and probably shouldn't -- make 'em like they used to.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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