Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. A rousing, eye-filling, song-and-dance period musical spectacular that - despite a certain inability to decide whether it wants to be a kids' movie or "Les Miserables" - is a surprisingly enjoyable and entertaining throwback to the great movie musical style of the '40s and '50s. [10 Apr 1992]
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 10, 2014
    6
    Newsies is a hit Broadway musical with very good production value. The movie, however, scores a bit lower. The cinematography is a bit iffy,Newsies is a hit Broadway musical with very good production value. The movie, however, scores a bit lower. The cinematography is a bit iffy, and the casting is questionable. But, still an okay movie. Full Review »
  2. Feb 16, 2011
    10
    Great story (even if it was loosely based on actual facts). It was fun to watch and the singing and dancing sticks with you. You can't helpGreat story (even if it was loosely based on actual facts). It was fun to watch and the singing and dancing sticks with you. You can't help but love this movie!!! Full Review »
  3. Joe
    Jul 5, 2008
    10
    Newsies is a classic Disney family movie. Never mind what the "critics" say about this film. Ortega was not trying to win an Oscar, he was Newsies is a classic Disney family movie. Never mind what the "critics" say about this film. Ortega was not trying to win an Oscar, he was trying to make a good old-fashioned musical we could have fun watching, and he succeeded. Full Review »