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The Paper Reviews

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May 3, 2016
The inside-baseball feel of the newsroom material (co-writer Stephen Koepp did time in the trenches) is what makes 'The Paper' sing.
December 9, 2013
It's clear right away that The Paper benefits substantially from Keaton's typically stellar turn as the central character...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 6, 2006
An overwrought, hysterical drama about the newspaper business that doesn't begin to compare to Hollywood's classics of the genre (The Front Page). The film has an absurdly frantic pace but it's so romantically naive and unsubtle that nothing registers
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 28, 2005
One of Ron Howard's most underrated films.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 23, 2005
A great ensemble cast
| Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2003
Not a bad view of the inner-workings at a daily
| Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2003
Does it show how newspapers really work? Not really, but who cares? It is great fun, even if it is overdone.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 21, 2002
Enjoyable, if utterly unrealistic look at journalism
| Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2002
Incisively depicts the ways in which busyness, speed and constant pressure violate our souls in the workplace.
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2001
It's all slick, fizzy fun. But the film's fighting spirit gets snatched.
January 1, 2000
A crowd pleaser, and, regardless of any viewer's experience (or lack thereof) with the behind-the-scenes wrangling that goes on in newspaper offices, the story is affable and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Watching The Paper got me in touch all over again with how good it feels to work at the top of your form, on a story you believe in, on deadline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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