War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) embarks on a new mission five years after the conclusion of the Civil War: he goes from town to town to share news about presidents, queens, catastrophes, feuds, and other interesting affairs from all around the world. In one of his stops, he meets Johanna (Helena Zengel), a 10-year-old girl who has been living with the Kiowa people for the last six years. When she is ordered to return to her biological aunt and uncle, Kidd decides to accompany her. Directed by Paul Greengrass.~Jinko Labitag
Tom HanksCaptain Jefferson Kyle Kidd
Neil SandilandsWilhelm Leonberger
Chuk IwujiCharles Edgefield
Thomas Francis MurphyMerritt Farley
Christopher HagenOld Man Durand
Michael Angelo Covino
Winsome BrownAgna Leonberger
James Newton HowardComposer (Music Score)
William C. GoldenbergEditor
David CrankProduction Designer
Natasha GerasimovaSupervising Art Director
Steven ShareshianExecutive Producer
John PritchettSound/Sound Designer
Eric HeffronFirst Assistant Director
Martin SchaerCamera Operator
Jean A. BlackDepartment Head Makeup
Mike Prestwood SmithRe-Recording Mixer
Oliver TarneySupervising Sound Editor
News of the World
Year of Release
Includes Digital Copy, Blu-ray/DVD
News of the World [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] 
Tom Hanks has reached the status where any film in which he appears is worth a look.
This is a visually beautiful, sometimes stunning movie to view.
But, settle in and turn your gears down a couple of notches. This movie takes it's time to tell it's story. The pace, and quality reminded me of The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Bob Ford. An interesting tale of the West seldom told.
Hank's is his reliable self. His character travels Western towns, gathering crowds to read, for a fee, the news of the world, where his customers are free to comment on the stories, as the stories are being read aloud.
Hank's co-star, and she is, Helena Zengel, delivers a complex character, who has lost two families at her young age. She is believable, sad, fun, scared, desperate and full of wonder.
The rest of the cast is a compelling mixture of good and bad Old West character's who must be having a ball playing their parts.
Not exactly a "Tom Hanks Movie" as the story and scenery play the largest role.
If you wish to view this film, best be prepared for a slow, but interesting tale of times we never knew.
Tom Hanks goodness and great 4k transfer. I wasn't sure what to expect with this film and I was pleasantly surprised with a great story and engaging cast. The 4k transfer is solid with great picture and sound. The vocals are clear and action scenes are nice with the sounds of gun fire what then do. Grab it during a sale since the price has been pretty high price for this release since it came out.
Picture transferred from 4K source is natural and beautiful. Dialog driven but nice Atmos atmospherics throughout - audio not demo worthy but fits the movie. Great story, acting, and from a genre sadly lacking these days.
I absolutely loved this Movie, it is set in the 1870s when one could still go around from Town to Town to earn a living reading the News to paying Audiences.
150 Years later now we can get all the News we want in our Smartphones. I liked very much how they were able to capture what it was like to live back in those Days, where the Town Roads are either Dusty or Muddy.
Or when as soon as you step out of Town, it is either the open Plains or creepy Forest Paths which is often filled with danger. It is a pretty effective Western Adventure with nice Storylines about the Kid and the Captain's past.
Decades later and Tom Hanks is still hitting the Ball out of the Ballpark in terms of Movie Quality. Helena Zengel was great as the headstrong, semi-wild Kid who was kidnapped by the Indians at a younger age and rescued later.
A Must-Watch for me, one of 2021's Best Movies so far.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Broad appeal--see it
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
An excellent movie. I'm not really a fan of old West movies, but this one was great. It covers several "issues" of life in past times and is not your basic conflict in the old West type of story. This story has actual relationships between characters, present and past, and serious situations. I can't explain w/o giving it away. A great story portrayed by a wonderful cast. See it!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A unique and delightful film!
Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
Watching News of the World on 4K was a delightful experience. The picture painted of the post Civil War time period, through this story and the fantastic cinematography, was riviting and visualiy breathtaking! Once again, Tom Hanks shows how much of acting treasure he is. A unique premise and an aspect of the time period that was unknown to me, but a rewarding discovery! Highly recomended!
It’s seems like forever since Hollywood has produced a great western movie. This is a really good movie. Set in Texas 5 years after the Civil War it illustrates how difficult life in that era was. A young orphaned girl raised by a Indian tribe is “Saved“ by a war Captain with lots of regrets. He tries to find a family for her but the bond between them grows. In reality she saves him and they find a new life. Great character development with action to keep it interesting. Really good acting from Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel. I’m not a “Western movie“ fan but this is a great movie.
This is a very good movie. Acting is great of course with Tom Hanks but the young girl (Helena Zengel) is very convincing. Good story line, scenery is to the time period and realism is believable. Shows the life in that time was not all that easy. Tom Hanks spreads the news to people from papers around the nation to people that don't know what is going on around the world. Highly recommend !!!