News of the World

News of the World

News of the World

Tom Hanks agrees to help rescue a kidnapped young girl while travelling the Wild West in this Western drama helmed by Oscar nominee Paul Greengrass (United 93). Luke Davies (Lion, Beautiful Boy) adapts it for the screen from Paulette Jiles's novel.

2021Rating: CTC118 minsUSA
DramaWestern

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film sanctimoniously suggests that ignorance or distrust of the news is nothing new, but rather the bedrock of America’s formation.

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Variety

Variety

While the trek in between needn’t be dull, Greengrass has made it curiously unengaging.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

It won't disappoint viewers who want to see Hanks play a nerdy cowboy...

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Slash Film

Slash Film

As great as Hanks is, even his talents aren’t enough to distract us from the sheer predictability of what’s going on here.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

So much of its simple power is owed to the grounded nature of the director’s approach...

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USA Today

USA Today

The palpable chemistry between Hanks and Zengel helps the odd friendship to blossom on screen.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Greengrass is definitely aiming for big-screen entertainment here, and Hanks is the actor to deliver it.

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BBC

BBC

There is something quietly miraculous about the way Hanks embodies this character, making him the stirring and fresh emotional centre of a beautifully old-fashioned Western.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

There's a cumulative weight to World that feels, if hardly new, still worth sitting through.

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IGN

IGN

Engaging and challenging but also just makes you feel good.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An unhurried, contemplative tale peppered with nail-biting set-pieces.

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