News of the World

Like most good westerns the story is usually what carries the day and this film is no different.  The comparisons to True Grit are bound to happen but quite frankly that was a better film because of Rooster Cogburn was a more interesting character.  In that sense it is a cleaner and more sanitized western than that movie.  Hanks does some of his best work since Cast Away and the other lead is a revelation.  I don’t know if this breaks into the top ten of Hanks best films but I could think of worse ways to spend 118 minutes.

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Movie title: News of the World

Movie description: 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.

Date published: 2021-04-22

Director(s): Paul Greengrass

Actor(s): Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Michael Angelo Covino, Ray McKinnon, Mare Winningham, Elizabeth Marvel, Fred Hechinger, Bill Camp, Thomas Francis Murphy, Gabriel Ebert, Neil Sandilands, Chukwudi Iwuji, Christopher Hagen, Stafford Douglas, Michelle Campbell, Clint Obenchain, J. Nathan Simmons, Annacheska Brown

Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western

My Review

Like most good westerns the story is usually what carries the day and this film is no different.  The comparisons to True Grit are bound to happen but quite frankly that was a better film because of Rooster Cogburn was a more interesting character.  In that sense it is a cleaner and more sanitized western than that movie.  Hanks does some of his best work since Cast Away and the other lead is a revelation.  I don’t know if this breaks into the top ten of Hanks best films but I could think of worse ways to spend 118 minutes.

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