Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
News Of The World, released in 2020 in the US and on Netflix in the UK in 2021, is a slow burn Western focused more on performances & relationships than action and, in that regard, it works well. Hanks is his usual warm and honest self as the former Southern Captain caught in a world which is changing and becoming more unforgiving by the day, but its Helena Zengel as the Kiowa raised orphan who steals the show with a simply amazing performance. Greengrass is a solid hand in the directors chair but you kinda think with a Spielberg at the helm this could have been something really special. As it is its pace won’t be for everyone but I for sure enjoyed News Of The World for what it was.
Best Bit:Helena Zengel is a amazing
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: True Grit (2010), The Revenant, The Road