"Hanks is his typical outstanding self, bringing a level of internalized gravitas to the story that's undeniably moving."
— Sara Michelle Fetters, MovieFreak.com
"Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks have given us something truly special with their latest collaboration: a film that is engaging and challenging but also just makes you feel good."
— Zaki Hasan, IGN
"The myth-making, the marriage of earned emotion and natural beauty. That's what the Western does best, and "News of the World" deserves comparison with the best of them"
— Jason Bailey, The Playlist
"Essentially a two-hander though enlivened by incisive secondary character turns along the way, it's a drama made with tremendous feeling, an unhurried, contemplative tale peppered with nail-biting set-pieces."
— David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
"In the hands of Tom Hanks and his “Captain Phillips” director, Paul Greengrass, this adaptation of a Paulette Jiles novel becomes a parable for these “troubled times,” a story of race and unrepentant racism, men of violence who won’t give up that violence and the power of a free press to rectify that."
— Roger Moore, Movie Nation