• Released
  • December 16, 1987
  • R , 2 hr 12 min
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy Drama
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Broadcast News Synopsis
Reporter (Albert Brooks), producer (Holly Hunter) and anchorman (William Hurt) form TV triangle.
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Boston Globe

Broadcast News grows in your memory. It recalls an era when movies were made by, for and with three-dimensional characters you cared about....
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100

Empire

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In a film tracing the endless battles between style and substance, Brooks delivers both in abundance.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Broadcast News has a lot of interesting things to say about television. But the thing it does best is look into a certain kind of...
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
The dialogue in "Broadcast News" is so quick and clever I wanted to see the movie again the minute it ended because I knew I couldn't have...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
Broadcast News is so diabolically clever that you rather expect it to be heartless, in the way that so much surface cleverness can be. No...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Broadcast News is the crispest, classiest entertainment; it has what Hollywood has been missing. [16 Dec 1987, p.8]
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88

TV Guide

A film whose "TV movie" feel is at once incredibly appropriate and a notable drawback, Broadcast News is nevertheless worthy adult...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
News is right, completely right, until it slips just a bit at the end.By that time it hardly matters because you've seen the best of the...
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88

San Francisco Chronicle

Love has become a tired movie theme, but rarely is it relegated to a subplot as it is in Broadcast News. That's just one of the reasons...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
I'll personally toast the buns of anybody I hear saying anything good about the movie Broadcast News. Broadcast News is for boobs. It...
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Witty TV newsroom tale for mature comedy fans.
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