NEWSIES (Theatrical Release USA 1992)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

Newsies—one of the better Disney, company-produced musical films—has that little extra heart and soul that makes it resonate on a universal level. Christian Bale takes the big screen with power, relatability, and highly realistic presence while still allowing the rest of the cast to share the limelight. Refreshing. Bill Pullman added depth to the movie and while Robert Duvall did not play his usual strong support in moving the story forward in his role as Joseph Pulitzer, everything weaves together to establish a good collectible piece of entertainment to add to the home video collection. Good work for Director Kenny Ortega.

Storyline

Young newspaper boys strike for fair work conditions.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Kenny Ortega for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Michael Finnell for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Jack Kelly (Christian Bale), David Jacobs (David Moscow), Les Jacobs (Luke Edwards), Racetrack Higgins (Max Casella), Spot Conlon (Gabriel Damon), Crutchy (Marty Belafsky), Boots (Arvie Lowe Jr.), Mush (Aaron Lohr), Kid Blink (Trey Parker), Snitch (Dee Caspary), Jake (Joseph Conrad), and Itey (Dominic Maldonado).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. A film that deserves listing with the ‘Best Musicals on Ben Meyers International Movie Critics’ list.

Ben Meyers

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