Parent reviews for News of the World

Common Sense says

Stirring, lyrical Western has peril, some harsh violence.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 8 reviews
Adult Written byMichael Afton January 20, 2021

Read This Review!!!

Look, this movie is your typical western, with shootouts, little sexual content. Some of the movie might be intense, where multiple people are killed with pistols, shotguns, ect. But even so there are positive role models and little blood.
Adult Written byArnab12 January 2, 2021

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Positive role models
Adult Written byHydroPlaysXband... December 27, 2020

A crowd pleasing film. Great to watch with your family.

It’s Tom Hanks first western. It’s bound to have certain charms. It has those, and the production value is fantastic, but it personally let me down a little bit, but kids will have a lot of fun.
Violence: Western violence. Some people are shot, with a puff of blood. There are fistfights. Not very graphic. There’s menace, and obstacles our characters have to get past. Nothing super violent here, some graphic images as well. (Such as partially skinned cows littering the background.)
Language: D**n is used consistently. Probably about 5 times with God before it. It’s not super common, but something to remember.
Sex and consumption are very mild. There is a minor sexual reference, dodging any graphic talk, but due to the circumstances it’s used more as a taunt. Some minor alcohol consumption and some cigarettes may have been smoked.
Extra: Role models and messages are here. Messages are particularly positive, and our main character evolves quite a bit from the start.

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Positive Messages
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Language
Parent of a 14-year-old Written byltcolkep January 15, 2021

Lots of loose ends

A good movie with a satisfying denouement. Hanks isn’t totally convincing as an ex-soldier and western character, but that doesn’t harm the movie. Helena Zengel played her part well, but there wasn’t much meat there. If I had a problem, it was the multitude of story arcs: the main story of returning the little girl to her relatives; the plight of the Indians; overcoming the demons of loss of a wife and loss of parents; the outlaws who want to buy the girl; the impact of the civil war; the evil boss of a camp/town; the young man who helps out the pair and is struggling with what to make of his life; the family members who mistreat the girl; the unique job of news reader, and more. It’s like they kept adding in subplots until the movie was long enough. Overall worth the watch.

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Positive Messages
Positive role models
Adult Written byOkie55 April 17, 2021

The best I ever see

If you saw what I saw it will wake you up and it will make you cry it did me it is the best I ever saw it will make you cry o am it did me I can't help it but cry about it I love it so much

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Adult Written byEthan R April 8, 2021

Great Family Movie

There is not much negative content making it great even for younger kids. It has good messages. It was action, and also shows regular life of people in the west.

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Positive Messages
Positive role models
Parent of a 14, 18+, and 18+-year-old Written byAmy B. February 6, 2021

Realistic, entertaining movie

A realistic western with all the perils of traveling in turbulent times. Some intense scenes yet my family thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

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Positive Messages
Positive role models