The "critics consensus pretty well covered it for me and my wife: "News of the World takes a slow but absorbing ride down a comfortingly familiar Western trail, guided by Tom Hanks in peak paternal mode."
It elicited a couple of yawns early on as I was seeing a lot of similarities to other movies where crises popped up when a person or people were trying to complete a journey from Point A to Point B. Called the final 15 or 20 minutes early on when Hanks' character said he "left" his wife back in San Antonio. Two people don't spend that much time getting to know each other, in spite of the age difference, without ending up spending the rest of their lives together. Was good to feel good about a movie on the big screen after being deprived of the theater experience for so many months.
Downloaded it during a free weekend via DirecTV, mainly because I wanted to hear Melissa Rauch not as Bernadette. Well, she did a variation of Bernadette, which was annoying, as was the story, as was the acting. A movie about a whiny brat would've been better off as a horror movie where we could have been legitimately rooting for that character to get bumped off. After 15 or 20 minutes, we had had enough. The movie was titled The Bronze, but when we shut it off it felt like a lead weight had been lifted off my shoulders.