Newsies Synopsis
A newsboy (Christian Bale) leads an 1899 strike against Joseph Pulitzer (Robert Duvall).
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
A rousing, eye-filling, song-and-dance period musical spectacular that - despite a certain inability to decide whether it wants to be a...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's a bit of a throwback and a solid family film and, at the time, represented a well-intentioned leap of faith of the sort that studios...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Smooth direction, vigorous performances, competent music, spotty script, and a running time that overstays its welcome. [10 Apr 1992]
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's mostly entertaining, and has some strong moments, but it lacks the special magic that a musical needs, that sense of its inhabiting a...
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50

TV Guide

Sumptuous production values and fitfully impressive choreography notwithstanding, Newsies was a major misfire for Disney Studios.
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50

Austin Chronicle

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This is primarily a children's movie and I have a hard time working up much rancor against a movie as campily perverse as this one is.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
As much as the film may try to peddle warmth and solidarity, it remains disturbingly cold and impersonal, limited by the formulaic writing...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Newsies' drag is its predictable script.... It's not a bad hook, but the treatment is uninspired, despite a fairly engaging turn by Bale....
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It has been put together with just enough efficiency to qualify as an oddball labor of love.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Newsies is like warmed-over Horatio Alger, complete with such indispensable cliches as the newsboy on crutches, the little kid, and of...
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Newsies

By Nickjonasismyhero
newsies is the best muisical of all times Christain Bale is a great singer in it MUST GO WATCH ITS GREAT seize the day, Nickjonasismyhero...

Great movie for girls!

By Farmer's_daughter
I absolutely love this movie not just because it's full of handsome young men but also because of the story. I'm not a huge fan of musicals but this movie is a lot fun, yes sometimes the boys sing...

Loud and Annoying

By lobsterbop123
I hated this movie. The singers are terrible and off key...why do they have to make all good broadway shows terrible movies (except Mamma Mia)....

Lovely Film

By Barbossas_Apples
Newsies is a wonderful, over-looked musical with strong actors and an intriguing plot. It is well worth watching....

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Kids go on strike in gritty, historical musical.
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