News of the WorldNews of the World
Close video

News of the World

A veteran escorts a young girl through dangerous terrain to her family.


Why watch this film?

"News of the World" is one of those movies that has everything going for it. Directed by award-winning Paul Greengrass, it reunites him with Tom Hanks, who starred in the exceptional "Captain Phillips". And Helena Zengel, from "System Crasher", surprises with a top-notch performance at only 12 years old. However, it's worth saying that the movie isn't all that. In the best western style, the feature film fails to take off the plot from a generic events muddle, apparently looking for an awards season ready-made formula: from the soundtrack, to the excessive close-ups of the two protagonists, and even to the obvious and typical "Oscar-bait" production design. However, this does not invalidate some qualities of the feature, such as the good chemistry between Hanks and the little Zengel, which adds a flavor of emotion to the story. And Greengrass' firm direction, especially in scenes like the shootout. An absolutely forgettable movie, but which still has room to travel in the Old West.



Our suggestions

Plot summary

A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

To share

Where to watch?