Atom User Reviews for News of the World
Great wholesome inspiring movie.
Helena Zengel gives great performance
A little slow for my taste, but it was good to see.
Great, slow paced movie
Enjoyed watching life without the vulgarity!
Great performances! Beautiful cinematography. A great western!
Overall, News of the World is a solid if unspectacular film, presenting a familiar story against an interesting historical backdrop. It just doesn't deliver quite the much-needed escape from their troubles to a contemporary audience that Kidd promises his crowds.
Essentially a two-hander though enlivened by incisive secondary character turns along the way, it's a drama made with tremendous feeling, an unhurried, contemplative tale peppered with nail-biting set-pieces.
Greengrass is definitely aiming for big-screen entertainment here, and Hanks is the actor to deliver it.