Broadcast News Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1859

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 87

Theatrical Release Date: 12/16/1987

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/25/2011

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: James L. Brooks

Actors: William Hurt, Albert Brooks, Holly Hunter, Joan Cusack, Jack Nicholson, Robert Prosky

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Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/06/2019

James L. Brooks cuts back on the sentimentality that was overabundant in his previous film "Terms of Endearment," but keeps the humanity, humor, and heart.

Rating of
2.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 01/03/2016

An interesting if overly long bit of satire and sincerity woven together as James L. Brooks balances out the personal lives of three TV journalists and their professional interactions. William Hurt is the good looking rookie, Albert Brooks is the seasoned pro who's awkward with the ladies, and Holly Hunter is the tough-as-nails gal who cries on a daily basis. All three and their colleagues have shades of gray to their characters so no one is wholly good or completely bad. There's some good moments and an underlying bitterness towards the news industry that gives the comedy an edgier touch. I liked watching it but did feel like it was longer than it should have been.

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 12/30/2011

The relationships and personalities of the three main players are refreshingly un-cliche and provide some slyly funny moments. It's a rom-com story that is genuine in it's characters and humor. The film also shares an interesting look in the behind-the-scenes aspect of television news. Very well written and acted.

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Rating of
4/4

Broadcast News review

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 10/09/2012

A winning triumvirate of leads with an engaging story that will make you smile, frown and think. Jane Craig (Hunter), a smart/skillful producer, and Aaron Altman (Brooks), an experienced writer and reporter, are long time friends whose relationship will be tested when Tom Grunick (William Hurt) joins their network. perfect cast, astounding screenplay, brilliant direction, life-like performances and a fantastic score to boot. Topics on pretentiousness, friendships, choices, corporate lay-offs, sucking-up, professionalism and love were exhibited beautifully. Even the supporting casts were funny and believable. Best lines: Aaron - "Well, wait a minute, that changes everything!" "Wouldn't this be a great world if insecurity and desperation made us more attractive? If "needy" were a …

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