News of the World (2020) Full Movie

News of the World
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News of the World (2020) : 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.

Title News of the World (2020)
Release Date Dec 25, 2020
Genres , , ,
Production Company Playtone, Pretty Pictures, Universal Pictures, Perfect World Pictures
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Michael Angelo Covino, Ray McKinnon, Mare Winningham, Elizabeth Marvel, Fred Hechinger, Bill Camp, Thomas Francis Murphy, Gabriel Ebert, Neil Sandilands
Plot Keywords based on novel or book, newspaper, texas, horse, native american, shootout, orphan, american civil war, civil war veteran, horse and wagon, 19th century, injured horse
Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd
Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd
Tom Hanks
Johanna Leonberger
Johanna Leonberger
Helena Zengel
Almay
Almay
Michael Angelo Covino
Simon Boudlin
Simon Boudlin
Ray McKinnon
Doris Boudlin
Doris Boudlin
Mare Winningham
Mrs. Gannett
Mrs. Gannett
Elizabeth Marvel
John Calley
John Calley
Fred Hechinger
Mr. Branholme
Mr. Branholme
Bill Camp
Mr. Farley
Mr. Farley
Thomas Francis Murphy
Benjamin Farley
Benjamin Farley
Gabriel Ebert
Wilhelm Leonberger
Wilhelm Leonberger
Neil Sandilands
Charles Edgefield
Charles Edgefield
Chukwudi Iwuji
Old Man Durand
Old Man Durand
Christopher Hagen
Dallas Federal Officer #1
Dallas Federal Officer #1
Stafford Douglas
Female Townsfolk
Female Townsfolk
Michelle Campbell
Tom Farley
Tom Farley
Clint Obenchain
Citizen of Red River
Citizen of Red River
J. Nathan Simmons
Annacheska Brown

Reviews

  • garethmb

    Tom Hanks and Director Paul Greengrass have combined to create a truly moving and memorable western which is one of the best films of 2020. Hanks stars as Captain Kidd; a former Confederate Captain making his way in occupied Texas in the post-Civil-War era. Kidd travels from town to town reading various newspaper stories of interest to gathered locals who are too busy or unable to read the news and look forward to his lively interpretations of news of interest on a local and national level. On his way to his next location; Kidd comes upon a fair skinned blonde girl wearing Native American clothing and speaking a tribal dialect he does not understand. The fact that their cart has been overturned and a lone male is hanging from a tree leads Kidd to uncover the tragic history of the child. According to documents he discovers in the wreck; she was taken during a raid and her parents and sibling killed. The tribe that raised her was subsequently killed leaving her an orphan twice over. As such; the girl named Johanna (Helena Zengel); is to be taken to a nearby town and remanded to a local agency for transportation to an Aunt and her husband over 600 miles away. Kidd sees it as his duty to take her to the nearby town which is confirmed by some passing Union soldiers who occupy the area during the Reconstruction era much to the scorn of the locals who are stinging from losing the Civil War. Things do not go as planned as Kid is told that the authority in charge of such cases is away for three months so he must either wait or deliver the girl himself. Thanks to the help of a former soldier under his command, Kidd sets out on the road to Dallas and then to the very dangerous areas beyond as he attempts to take Johanna to safety. Along the way the two will face danger, challenges, and bond on a very memorable journey. Hanks is very solid in the role and his character is compassionate yet complex. There is a reason for his generosity and he attempts to make peace with the pain and regret in his life by trying to do what is right and coming to terms with what has plagued him. The film moves at a steady pace and does not have many extended action sequences but when action does arrive it is central to the story and never seems gratuitous. Zengel is a great pairing with Hanks as the young German actress will be one to watch going forward. She is able to convey so much without an abundance of lines and you can clearly see how well she and Hanks clicked. The visuals of the film are scenic as the audience really gets a look at the rugged beauty of the land and life during this era. It was fascinating to see what Dallas and San Antonio looked like in the 1860s after knowing them as the modern cities that they are today. There is much to like about the film and I am eagerly putting “News of the World” on my best of 2020 list and I truly hope this film gets the recognition it deserves come awards time as it is truly a wonderful and inspiring film that is cinema at its finest. 4.5 stars out of 5

  • 251Family

    One of the MOST boring attempts at making a Western by a Top shelf actor to date.. Hollywood really needs to come to grips with fact they NO longer have what it takes to make these kind of films...and havnt for a few years now... Now continue on with the worlds dieing films, or Zombies, or female assassins, or better yet the ANTIFA genre of destroying neighborhoods and hating this country... The whole anti white male genre is a real boomer... but they need to stay away from Westerns... seriously.. For starters... your fresh out of masculine leading men that will work on a crappy script.... Ya this is one genre that is lost to the arts