Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Kevin Feige:
My Movie Life

The Marvel supremo's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: Get 6 Issues For £15
Get Empire magazine today and save money!
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

PACKSHOT
The Newsroom

BOX SET DETAILS
Released
19 June 2013
Certificate
Distributor

LATEST TV REVIEWS
Fargo
4 Star Empire Rating
24: Live Another Day
3 Star Empire Rating
Penny Dreadful
4 Star Empire Rating
Trip To Italy, The
4 Star Empire Rating
Nashville: Season 1 & 2
3 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Veep: Season 2
5 Star Empire Rating
Games of Thrones: Season 3
5 Star Empire Rating
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series
5 Star Empire Rating
30 Rock: Season 6
5 Star Empire Rating
Game Of Thrones: Season 2
5 Star Empire Rating

The Newsroom


submit to reddit

Review
Aaron Sorkin, HBO and a show about network news seemed a perfect fit, but this first season had a rocky start. The decision to redo real news stories makes the politics preachier than The West Wing ever was, and removes an element of suspense. But, at its best, Sorkin’s writing remains unmatched.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara


Extras

Newsroom, The Newsroom, The
Released: 19 June 2013
Five slightly dry episode commentaries; a roundtable with Sorkin, cast and crew; mini featurettes; deleted scenes.

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for The Newsroom
Empire Star Rating

Pretty preachy

I loved the west wing and agree with aaron sorkins politics but this was far too preachy even for me, though jeff daniels was great and the opening scene the best ever ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by noellemurtagh at 12:05, 28 September 2013 | Report This Post


idiots

Wonderful writing, top class performances. Some amount of clown shoes revewing for this mag. ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by sephiroth7 at 16:29, 01 September 2013 | Report This Post


RE: This deserves better

Whilst the politics might get a little preachy at some points, it is still an outstanding show. Jeff Daniels deserves huge amounts of credit, Emily Mortimer is also excellent. Sam Waterston also puts in a great performance. All of these are backed up by an outstanding supporting cast. All of this packaged with Aaron Sorkin's signature beautifully crafted, mile-a-minute dialogue. A show I always look forward to. Long may that continue. ... More

Posted by aidenrudd at 00:18, 29 July 2013 | Report This Post


This deserves better

The opening monologue, "Why America isn't the greatest country" elevates this to a five star classic from the off. It's got His Girl Friday repartee between Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer, a great turn from Sam Waterston, ; two romantic sub plots involving the eye candy characters and plenty of witty, incisive lines and comments on modern American society. 5/5 ... More

Empire User Rating

Posted by C K Dexter Haven at 06:19, 25 July 2013 | Report This Post


SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Future Of Film: Cinema Will Cross The Uncanny Valley
The future of VFX, from believable digital humans to underwater mocap

The Future Of Film: There Will Be Another Indie Golden Age
Independent producers are growing from micro-budgets to something a lot bigger

Empire's Epic Interstellar Subscribers' Cover
The countdown begins to Christopher Nolan's sci-fi masterpiece

The Future Of Film: Your Favourite Movie WIll Be Crowdfunded
Click here to donate

The Empire Podcast #128: Interviews With Sir Roger Moore And George MacKay
Plus we say goodbye to Richard Kiel and the British Expendables are assembled...

Shut Up, World! Gary Busey Is Talking!
Strap yourselves in and meet a true Hollywood original.

Classic Feature: Gods Among Us - Paul Newman
A cat so cool he makes Steve McQueen look geeky.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)