Newsies Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Newsies the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
4.0 from 0 reviews

An unfortunate attempt at an old-fashioned musical with a lot of cute kids and cardboard characters and settings. The plot, such as it is, concerns the 1899 New York newsboys strike against penny-pinching publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Bale plays the newsboy's leader and at least shows some charisma in a strictly cartoon setting. The songs are mediocre but the dancing is lively. However, none of it moves the story along. Add a bone for viewers under 12. Choreographer Ortega's feature-film directorial debut.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 121 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Musical Comedy, Labor & Unions, Front Page, Period Piece: 19th Century, Disney Family Movies, Paperboys
Bob Tzudiker
Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret, Michael Lerner, Kevin Tighe, Charles Cioffi, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, David Moscow
Noni White
Kenny Ortega
Alan Menken, Jack Feldman
Andrew Laszlo
Walt Disney Studios


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