Reviews: News of the World (2020)

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  • Andrea Chase @
    • Excerpt: A fine, if not great, piece of filmmaking, more thoughtful than though-provoking. Still, this contemplation of how to move forward after tragedy has a genuine poetry to it.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: For a film whose narrative follows expected paths, “News of the World” offers several surprises, like realizing this is Tom Hanks’ first Western, and Greengrass has given him a perfect Hanks vehicle…
  • [New] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: A stately but sluggish Western.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: 2020 could take some lessons from 1870 Tom Hanks, a man trying to stitch together a similarly broken time and deliver lost souls.
  • Sarah Marrs @
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: This is one of the best, most engrossing Westerns of recent years.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Greengrass executes a few big set pieces to present [his leads’] growing kinship with some wonderful visual tableaus bridging the gap between cultures.
  • Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Reviews
    • Excerpt: Hanks is at his paternal best, here.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Tom Hanks is great as always, as the film is told from his weary, anguished eyes. But newcomer Helena Zengel steals the film with a mesmerizing performance as a young girl traumatized by personal tragedy, untrusting of the world around her and just beginning to learn her communication.