News of the World

audience Reviews

, 89% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    Not too bad overall but a tad long in running time and slow at times. Some good acting by Hanks as usual and some good Old West action scenes allows me though to give this a 7 out of 10 in all fairness. Worth watching for sure as it passes the time nice enough. I just had higher expectations is all and finally watched last night after buying on DVD some time ago. Nol, Kelowna, Canada
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Brilliantly made film, great cast; Tom Hanks & Helena Zengel, the perfect duo in this film. Tom Hanks being Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel with her amazing performance. Great film
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Enjoyed setting as I am a native Texan. Also apperciated the humanity in the story. even my 14y/o daughter got that. Would have like to have seen a better representation of blacks other than a hanging scene😞
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    I wanted to like this Western about an itinerant newspaper reader who picks up a lost and lonely little girl adrift from her Native American adopters but I couldn't get into it.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    It's slower paced than your average mainstream western, and the story is familiar, but I still liked News of the World and it's mainly because of the performances by Tom Hanks, who gives a really good performance as usual, and Helena Zengel, who gives a breakthrough performance in her first American role.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A well told tale, beautifully shot and scored, with another fine performance by Tom Hanks; but it is young Helena Zengel who steals the film and our hearts.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Great performance by Tom Hanks as always! The little girl, Helene, was so good as well! Quiet but powerful!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Tom can do no wrong, and the girl was perfect.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Great plot and cast! Incredibly realistic and cautionary tale of the hard life and dangerous travel in the US in 1870.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Loved the actors in this, it was very well cast.