News of the World

News of the World Summary and Synopsis

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks), a widower and veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses with Johanna (Helena Zengel, System Crasher), a 10-year-old taken by the Kiowa tribe six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place either can call home. A Texan traveling across the wild West bringing the news of the world to local townspeople, agrees to help rescue a young girl who was kidnapped. News of the World Wiki

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- Couldn’t finish it2 star

Sadly this is one of those movies where we just keep hopping from scene to scene... to scene... to scene... and then it turns out that’s all there is. After sitting through about 2/3rds of this film, all the while hoping for something interesting to happen, I gave up and went to bed.

- S-L-O-W3 star

Pro: Beautiful cinematography Cons: Weak, thin story; superficial treatmemt of plot events and themes; repetitive Supercon: Cost $$$$$$ Love Tom Hanks but this one wasn't his best choice of screenplays. It reminded me of those old school young adult novels where the stories are oversimplified and lacking nuance. Maybe less time showing the protangonists in the wagon and more time exploring the indigenous and political themes they encountered along the way. Gorgeous scenery though - Mother Nature saved the day (and the dollar).

- Really good5 star

Tom Hanks with another great performance. Great rental; wish I could’ve purchased because I’ll definitely watch again.

- Not for the impatient, but remarkable4 star

A lovely film of redemption and the hard inner struggles of two people, one old and one young, trying to find a place of comfort and solace.

- It’s $20 as a rental instead of being at the theater....5 star

Why do people still find the concept confusing? You’d have spent more at the theater guys - if you don’t want to see it right away then just wait.

- A must see anyone who knows early Texas history5 star

An up front glimpse of life as it was in Texas as it grew into its own as a state. A gut check for anyone who didn’t realize the racial conflicts that existed between native Americans who had their land overrun by settlers from the South.

- News of the World3 star

Saw it on Netscape. $20.00 to rent is a ripoff!

- It’s on Netflix.4 star

Good Movie, but not great. It’s available on Netflix so save the $20 rental fee.

- Worth it for Movie Night with 2+ people5 star

Great movie. Tom Hanks is his often-outstanding self playing his character, but the young girl is truly amazing in her part, too. In fact, the entire movie was extremely well cast, the acting was spot on, the shots appropriate with excellent direction. Truly nothing not to like about this movie. As for $20 to rent it for a single showing, well, it’s still cheaper than buying a couple of first-run movie tickets, and we are still in a pandemic, so don’t begrudge the studios and all of the people trying to make a living in the entertainment industry from getting what they can. We enjoyed it.

- Snore O Rama1 star

Slow, boring, only Tom Hanks saved it from no stars, $20 I’ll never see again.

- Wished we would’ve waited a few days2 star

We spent 19.99 to rent this snooze fest.

- Price2 star

I might pay $19.99 to own but NEVER to rent, any movie.

- The challenge of doing the right thing5 star

This movie was beautifully done; fantastic acting, beautiful cinematography, and a deliberate thought-provoking moving tale. I watched it twice during the rental period and was happy to support the efforts of good movie-making. The people complaining about the rental price might be the same people I have seen in the loges section of the plush theaters where they could eat pizza while someone brought the their wine.

- Hanks is an abuser1 star

It’s insulting to put a pedo in the role of someone trying to protect a child. This is shameful and disgusting.

- Meh.1 star

I tried watching 3x’s and it just got lost by sticking the little girl in there. It would have been a better script if it were just about his reporting news and his travels.

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- Mediocre2 star

The story taken on the whole could have been made interesting, but sadly wasn't. A very simplistic plot that felt like it was going nowhere most of the time. Neither leading actor was given much of a script to work with. There is nothing clevar or creative about this movie. Cinematography was good, and sets and costumes believable but done on a budget scale. Purchase with lowered expectations and you might find it to be OK.

- Enjoyable Picture Show5 star

...with full story line.

- Ridiculous3 star

I haven’t seen this movie yet and would love to see it. However I will not pay 20.00 dollars just to rent this movie it’s ridiculous.

- 1 Star Reviewers Should Watch Idiocracy5 star

Read some of the 1 star reviews and tell me we’re not heading toward the future shown in Idiocracy. The balls on these people to charge the same amount I’d pay to watch a movie at a theater when nobody is watching movies at a theater. How dare they not take a loss on their expensive production? Why does Tom Hanks always act like Tom Hanks? This movie needed a better villain, more explosions and less talk. It’s what plants crave.

- Movie with alot of Heart4 star

A good Western with characters you care about, loved it.....

- You need an IQ.5 star

Not a movie for the weak minded. You need a curiosity. Well performed. Great movie!

- IGNORE THE IDIOTS5 star

The movies is awesome!! I absolutely loved every bit of it. It’s an interesting story that I really wish I could buy. Loved Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel. Absolutely fell in love with this movie. Worth the rent.

- Not Terrible / Not Great3 star

Compared to what we have to watch nowadays, it really isn’t bad. But wish it was a bit better. But Tom Hanks is always a delight to watch! // B

- 2.5 stars or B- or maybe C+2 star

This movie had a rather pokey slow plot, not very interesting or threatening villains, and fair to midlin acting. Not much chemistry between Mr. Hanks and the young gal who is the co-star. I was thinking while watching that what would the Cohen Brothers have done with a story like this ? Lots better I’m guessing.

- Some of Tom Hank’s Best Work!5 star

Not for morons, If something isn’t catching fire or making loud noises for your small pea sized brains to catch your attention, you cry of being bored, truly pathetic.

- Not worth spit!1 star

How dare they !

- News of the garbage1 star

Boring

- BEST MOVIE IN 5 YEARS5 star

I AM A DECORATED DISABLED VETERAN OF 27 YEARS IN THE U.S. NAVY SUBMARINE SERVICE. I SPEND A LOT OF TIME USING MOVIES AND TV SERIES TO HELP TAKE MY MIND AWAY FROM MY PAIN. I OWN ALMOST 1000 MOVIES, TO GO BACK AND ENJOY AT MY LEISURE. “NEW OF THE WORLD”, WILL BE PART OF THAT COLLECTION. BUT I ONLY PURCHASE MOVIES THAT I KNOW, WOULD BE VERY SATISFYING TO WATCH AGAIN IN THE FUTURE. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF TOM HANKS, BUT HIS MOVIES THAT ARE BASED IN TRUTH OR CERTAIN TIME PERIODS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WHERE HIS BRILLIANCE COMES FORTH AS AN ACTOR. “NEWS OF THE WORLD” IS ONE OF THOSE RARE MOVIES, THAT CAPTURES ALL OF A PERSONS EMOTIONS AND HOLDS ON UNTIL THE END. I KNOW IT WILL WIN BEST PICTURE, BEST SCREEN PLAY, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS & BEST ACTOR AT THE OSCARS IN 2021. I’VE NEVER BEEN SO SURE OF A MOVIE WINNING IN MY LIFE, AND I’M ASHAMED TO SAY THAT I DON’T WATCH THEM EVERY YEAR. BUT I WILL THIS TIME TO SEE IF EVERYONE AGREED WITH ME. THE SCREENPLAY AND DIRECTOR COULD HAVE FINISHED THEIR JOURNEY COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. BUT BECAUSE THEY ALSO ARE BRILLIANT, WE THE AUDIENCE ARE LEFT FOLLOWING THIS MOVIE WITH A SENSE OF HOPE AND PURPOSE. SOMETHING WE ALL NEED IN THE COMING MONTHS OF THE NEW YEAR, A SENSE OF HOPE FOR OUR COUNTRY AND PURPOSE TO KEEP MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE. GOD BLESS YOU ALL, MY FELLOW AMERICANS. VERY RESPECTFULLY, LOUIS A BERRY, MASTERCHIEF, ETCM(SS), E-9, U.S. NAVY, RETIRED, SUBMARINE SERVICE, DECORATED, VETERAN

- Boring movie2 star

Only giving it two because Tom hanks is in this movie. It’s boring and just could not really get into this movie story line was kinda flat

- Boring1 star

What a bore

- News 0f the world1 star

I tried to watch this movie and fell asleep it was so boring. It cost 20 bucks so I tried to watch it again and it had the same effect on me again, I fell asleep. This was the worst 20 dollars that I ever spent. Terrible movie not even 1 star.

- skip it1 star

Tom Hanks is a washed out actor and it shows, maybe his heart isn't in acting, some say his hobbies are too distracting. The failure of this actor to deliver is no doubt a consequence if his rabid ideological and culinary preferences. Skip it for the sake of goodness, don't enrich bad talent anymore

- Decent effort2 star

Tom Hanks should retire, I’ve watched him for four decades now and for some time now it’s not the character he plays, it’s just Tom Hanks, I don’t remember the characters names. Same as with many other really over used actors, however this movie was in the end, pointless.

- Crafted with care, though familiar3 star

A sturdy, well made western with a less than original premise. Still manages to entertain and surprise on occasion, and Hanks is good as a form of walking evening news with gun and a familiar backstory. It all plays out by numbers, and no rewards for guessing how things end, but a decent diversion. Paying the $20 is still cheaper than seeing it in the theater after gas and drinks. Not sure what the fuss is about.

- BAD!!!5 star

Believe it or not, I think that movie is worse >:(

- Good movie5 star

I just love it when Republicans cry about a FREAKING movie!!!

- A Review of the Reviewers5 star

It’s so easy to not consider an opinion when one reads a great deal of the reviews here. A net of opinions without reasonable nor logical justification. This is an attempt at entertainment. Were you entertained within what you expected? Did your self established sense of entitlement and expectation let you down yet again because YOU certainly know what everyone wants and requires to be entertained. Typical humans and yet again not disappointing - mediocrity at its greatest. Don’t read reviews. Experience it yourself, because the “majority” of the mindsets here do not employ logic nor reason.

- 😎😎😎5 star

An amazing story and a touching performance from Mr. Hanks. A must see and a true Oscar contender.

- Please!1 star

Aside from falling asleep because I ate too many candy DOTS (I did returna nd watch it sugar-free), i just could not FEEL what the director (NPR interview with Terri Gross) talked about in the interview. Beautiful cinematography. Yes. Story, Yes. Acting. Did I eat too many DOTS?

- Good3 star

Good

- Dumb1 star

Tom hanks is weird

- The point?1 star

Slow and uneventful with an ending that leaves you thinking “What was the point?”

- Let me explain5 star

Saw the movie. It was a fantastic story! Great writing. This movie will be receiving awards. Yes we are renting it at $25 that’s the worst part but with the many other cash grab movies out here this movie of 2021 sets a high bar for the next movies coming out.

- Wait for cheaper rental2 star

Not worth higher rental fee and I like Tom Hanks. Never could figure out the plot line to this movie.

- To counter act the 0 stars based on price alone5 star

If you have a problem with the price contact iTunes but don’t give the movie a bad review that’s just dumb.

- Kid did an ok job2 star

I thought the young German actress did a reasonably good job. Tom Hanks, one of my favorite actors, just kind of fell flat in this movie. Probably not his fault, maybe the director wasn’t quite up to the challenge. Anyway, the entertainment value received from the movie certainly wasn’t worth $20 even if that had been the purchase price rather than the rental price. I was disappointed. I’d advise potential viewers to wait until the purchase price of this movie falls to $15 or less, if ever, to purchase it. Otherwise you’re better off spending your money on another entertainment.

- Don’t rate it if you haven’t watched it.4 star

The Movie was a little slow but good. 7/10 We live in a world where people whine way to much $20 is not going to hurt you. Plus you would probably be paying more at a theater for 2 people.

- Excellent movie5 star

With all the bad movies out the last year Tom Hanks does it again. Beautifully done.

- People can’t afford $205 star

Apple shouldn’t allow people like to rate movies they have never seen. It’s not fair to anyone involved in the making and partaking of this film. I never seen this movie.

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oncanuck - Pass!2 star

I watched this film on Netflix UK (for free). Thankfully, I didn’t have to pay $25 for it—a much too expensive rental. Ultimately, I didn’t like the film. I found the story very predictable and knew how it would end halfway through. Nothing different here. A basic, boring, 2-hour story. Save your $25 and pass!

Da Neem - Good movie3 star

I watched it on Netflix UK. Apparently it’s on all Netflixes in Europe while the rest have to pay to watch it

sims0123 - Decue2 star

Je m’attendais à une histoire plus solide. Je suis déçue d’avoir payé 25$. Tom Hank joue bien mais l’histoire est assez ordinaire.

Pinnerrs - Loved it!5 star

Wonderful movie!!!

Cottawa - Solid movie5 star

Excellent

poodiegirl - News of the World5 star

Tom Hanks is wonderful in this movie, a broken man who saves a broken girl. This was fantastic, both my husband and I give it 5 stars and two thumbs up!

PeterBoy1964 - W.T.F1 star

24.99 for rent ?

SRGRMB - Not worth what I paid1 star

This movie is not worth what I paid to see it at the show. Tom Hanks is beginning to really show his age with age his acting is not as good as it was. Forest Gump his best movie ever, nothing to compare it to this movie which was poor.

EJB20122012 - My favourite movie5 star

Love it

elyse displayed - News off the world5 star

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KMac712701 - Worth every penny to rent, and will buy it when it comes out5 star

This movie instantly became one of my favorite movies of all time. The acting was through the roof excellent, and the storytelling just absolutely superb on all ends. Tom Hanks lights up the screen with his performance once again, and Helena Zengel shines equally bright at his side. Worth every single penny to rent, and will be buying it when it comes out. Hollywood, please make more movies like these!

Aggie Baller - Decent at Best3 star

Movie keeps your attention for but a moment. A film that was obviously written with haste during the pandemic to bring in profit and didn’t stick for me.

Looking for great movies - Great movie5 star

This is a lovely movie. WHo cares about $19.95 if you can escpae the world with a new perspective and disappear for a couple of hours with an old friend, Tom Hanks. We all need a good story every now and then.

Gregoire2125 - It's very good5 star

What a great movie, Tom Hanks is awesome as always and it doesn't sugarcoat what was historically a ruthless place

MovieFan1! - Great price!5 star

Just like movie theaters whiners! Can I get some butter with that? 🍿

scoletti - Perfect Friday night movie5 star

Justified cost, 20 bucks, by taking the number of folks watching, 3, divided by number of months local theater has been closed since Rona , 11, adding a great pizza from the locally owned family pizza joint, and realizing it was bargain night at the home theater! A reb, Tom Hanks, among rebs, doing whats right every step of the way, mostly. Wait a minute didn't the newspapers say reb's are Nazi's? Could not help but notice that the "news of the world" would be... somehow, a little bit, oh, um, a different story today. Great story, gather the household together and enjoy.

GrassRootsGarage - Very good4 star

Slow moving but great story great feel for the time period.

Trusttheprocess215 - Solid film5 star

Acting in this film is superb. The fact people are giving this a 1 because it’s $19.99 to rent is pathetic. Solid film, 7.5/10.

Tljlluke - This was not good1 star

It is sad to see Hollywood degrading as it is, this show reflects the quality of modern day cinema.

Wldcatt - Great movie5 star

Who are these trolls spanning one stars? Do you not understand quality?

NewbornMango - Dear Hollywood1 star

We the people of the United States of America are not interested in renting your movies for $20. I understand that movie theaters are closed and you think that if we get raped on the price of this movie that we will think we got the movie theater experience, however, for this idea to work we need movie theater popcorn. So if you cannot provide us with movie theater popcorn then at least let us own the move for $20. Thank you.

csgreen1 - News of the World2 star

Very slow and boring. Tom Hanks is always good

RomeoJaymez - Ignore the bad reviews folks5 star

I’m losing hope in humanity. This movie is great so I’m not really understanding the negativity! This is a beautifully written movie with great acting. What more do y’all want?

whatsup07 - Nice break from what has been released lately5 star

Really enjoyed watching this at home. Some action but just a good story.

bobafettruuuules - $20 to rent a movie digitally. lol.1 star

The balls on these people are a sight to behold.

artyfromrussia - Loved it5 star

Great music, lighting, and Hanks actually did some things here I hadn’t seen before. The little girl in the film has a bright future as well. Would have spent $50+ to take my entire family to this premier at the theaters and i got to see it in the comfort of my home for much less. Worth it in my opinion.

BoilerSparty - News of the World4 star

Once again, Tom Hanks demonstrates he can take on any role. News of the World was an entertaining Western saga and drama.

JKibbeGo - You can expect another wonderful performance5 star

This film is another gift from this talented actor. Tom Hanks once again at his best. This emotional reminder of how difficult the early 1800’s were. As he travels from town to town to spread the news, along the way he finds a bigger purpose in a young girl he wants to help.

RickBTX - So sad5 star

Not enough Transformers CGI and Marvel fantasies to engage the brain of some of these reviewers I guess, sad commentary.

Kevinater35 - Amazing film5 star

Very nice story along with action once in a while to keep things interesting. Acting is superb of course. Was really surprised, thought this was going to be boring.

Christopher Murray - Great Movie!5 star

Really great movie and storyline with exceptionally beautiful scenery. Ignore the naysayers and rent it!

Dennis DANN - Rating a Movie5 star

Rating a movie should be strictly based on the context of the moview not rather you could afford watching it now or waiting for it to rent or buy at a later date after Covid 19

unbelievable gorgeous - Definitely paying $20 to watch5 star

How can you give a star when you didn’t watch eeediat

I eat books - Amazing.5 star

Best western to come along in a decade.

Jcbltz - Great Movie5 star

I was skeptical about the price at first, but we absolutely loved this movie. Tom Hanks was classic Tom Hanks!

ZeppoFosterKane - People...5 star

...Giving a film you haven’t seen a 1-Star (⭐️) rating simply because you don’t like the first-run rental price that both the studio and Apple have agreed on doesn’t warrant a written review. Just don’t rent it then, or better yet— don’t rate or review it and— don’t say anything. It doesn’t justify the film nor does it help anyone curious as to what the random everyday idiot thinks who has seen this film... Having said that, this film was really good. Hanks and Greengrass collaborate well together. Not as great as Captain Phillips but still top notch.

Tin0182 - Long overdue Western genre return!5 star

Beautiful movie,Tom hanks is still one of the best actor. Breathtaking cinematography.

maybeinoregon - Very engrossing4 star

This movie really captured what it might have been like during this time period. I found the movie very engrossing. From the bandits on the road, to the Northern soldiers checking everyone’s papers and searching for guns, it really captures the audience. Don’t watch this film expecting an action movie, because it moves about as fast as the wagon they ride on - and I was just fine with that.

Valle Jr. - Entertaining4 star

Good movie. I personally would prefer to watch from the comfort of my home at this time...20 bucks is a small price to pay and minimize risk of getting sick... Watched with my immediate family and everyone enjoyed the movie. Tom Hanks was great in this movie....Helene Zengel was also great. Had some riveting scenes...I recommend this movie.

bostonwuggs - Very enjoyable uplifting film5 star

Great adventure and heart warming. Tom Hanks does it again. Very timely film...

Kobe & Stan the Man - Fantastic5 star

People need to stop reviewing movies solely based on the price. This is a fantastic movie that is worth every penny of the rental price.

Berkeley Rooster - Priced too high!1 star

I wanted to see this movie but the price was too high.

rancher dan - $20 for renting everything is getting old1 star

Not paying $20 to rent every new movie..

Midget7816 - Midget’s Review1 star

S L O W.... from the opening I kept waiting for some excitement but only a little pop here and there. Not worth $10 dollars to rent!

MattBullions - Boring. Not worth the $20 rental1 star

If you want to rent this for your baby boomer parents, they will probably love it. But this just has nothing to enjoy for me. It’s extremely slow and dull.

jberg918 - Not Paying 20 to rent anything give it up already1 star

20 bucks nope looks a little boring anyways

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