“News from the world” should actually be shown on the big screen. While this was the case in the USA at least on a small scale, the Oscar candidate with Tom Hanks in Germany is now coming out directly on Netflix.
In November 2020, Netflix struck again and grabbed a film that was supposed to be in the cinema: the western “News from the World” by director Tom Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”, “Jason Bourne 2-4”), which also is already being traded as a possible Oscar contender.
Only in the USA did Studio Universal bring “news from the world” to cinemas at the end of 2020, in most of the world it is now coming to Netflix!
So if you want to see “news from the world”, you can do so on Netflix. From today, February 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m., the western will be available there.
This is what “News from the World” is all about
Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) fought on the side of the southern states in the American Civil War and has been traveling through Texas reading the latest news in settlement after settlement since the Confederate defeat.
One day on the way he meets 10-year-old Johanna (Helena Zengel), who was raised by the Kiowa and therefore neither speaks the language nor the customs of the white settlers. But now her tribe has been murdered and Johanna is the only survivor.
Since no one else wants to take care of the young girl, Captain Kidd decides to take Johanna herself to her uncle and aunt, who live 400 miles away. On the way, the two slowly gain trust in each other, but also have to fight several times for their survival …
Is the film worth it?
We give 3 out of 5 stars for “News from the world”. The relationship between the two main characters is extremely successful and the chemistry between Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel is excellent and so are the pictures by cameraman Dariusz Wolski (“Prometheus”, “Pirates of the Caribbean 1-4”) and the music by James Newton Howard ( “Fantastic beasts”) can convince.
But from a narrative point of view, Paul Greengrass’ latest film is far less convincing because it “mainly covers a few typical road movie stations”.
Metacritic currently has an average rating of 73 out of 100 points with 42 counted reviews, Rotten Tomatoes rates 88 percent of the 221 counted reviews as positive.
The FILMSTARTS review of “Neues aus der Welt”