Tuesday, September 21, 2021

News of the World (2020)

Rotten Tomatoes
News of the World (2020): Tom Hanks as ex-Civil War soldier in Texas tasked with returning a kidnapped orphan to her family. This is not a John Wayne Western. The "Injuns" aren't the bad guys. That's reserved for white characters. Texans are mostly unappealing, except Hanks. B-

P.S. The movie was filmed around Santa Fe, New Mexico, with its stereotypical movie Western scenery. It obviously wasn't filmed around Dallas, where it's supposedly set. And Erath County comes across as bigoted and dangerous. Whether the movie got that one right, I can't say. I avoid Erath County.

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