Greater Ottawa Movies

Greater Ottawa Movies

News of the World

News of the World
Score: 6.5 / 10
Released: January 15, 2021
Director: Paul Greengrass
Producer: Gail Mutrux, Gary Goetzman, Gregory Goodman
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Mare Winningham, Neil Sandilands, Chukwudi Iwuji, Thomas Francis Murphy
Genre: Drama
Length: 118 minutes

write a review | read reviews

News of the World Overview

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd (Tom Hanks) earns his living reading the world's news to rapt audiences in the territories of North Texas. A Civil War vet, he travels by horse to each settlement. On his travels, he discovers a little girl named Johanna Leonberger (Helena Zengel) in the woods. She was kidnapped six years earlier by the Kiowa Indians, who murdered her parents and sister. Now 10, she doesn't speak English and is resistant to being rescued and leaving her Indian life and ways behind.

Kidd decides to deliver the somber little girl to her aunt and uncle in Castroville, Texas, but the journey is a dangerous one, filled with outlaws—including a group of men who offer Kidd money for possession of the girl. As they travel, Kidd tries to teach Johanna English words, including her English name, so she can transition to what will be her new life.

Based on the National Book Award finalist and bestselling novel by Paulette Jiles.


Click on a number to locate your theatre on the map below

1  Ciné Starz St. Laurent Centre 1200 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, (613) 688-0685
Thu 1:00 3:15 5:00 7:20  
Fri 12:15 2:30 4:15 6:40 9:05  
Sat - Sun 1:30 4:45 6:30 9:05  
Mon - Wed 12:15 2:30 4:15 6:40 9:05  

2  Cinéstarz Orléans 250 Centrum Blvd., Orleans, (613) 837-8787
Thu 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:00  
Fri 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:10  
Sat - Sun 11:00AM 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:00  
Mon - Wed 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:10  

3  Starcité Gatineau 115 boul. du Plateau, Hull, (819) 770-1090
Thu 12:50 6:25  
Fri - Mon 10:30AM 6:25  
Tue - Wed 1:10 6:25  

View Map