Director: Paul Greengrass
Writers: Paul Greengrass, Luke Davies, Paulette Jiles
Staring: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor
Streaming: Apple TV+
Release Date: December 25, 2020

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.

  • Oh, this is a Tom Hanks movie. I mean everything about it is Tom Hanks. Elderly man leading a lost youthful soul to a home and a sense of homeyness
  • Dariusz Wolski, the cinematographer for this movie, made it look INCREDIBLE. I know a western landscape is “easy” to make look solid, however there are some vistas and set pieces scenes that are very, very good.
  • Some credit needs to be given to Helena Zengel who played Johanna in the movie; playing a traumatized child who doesn’t know the English language.
  • News Of The World is one of the better western movies I have seen in recent years. I think since Hostiles in (2017) or Hell Or High Water (2016).

STANKO RATING: A- (4.0/5)


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