The Newsroom (2012–2014)
9.1/10
1,261
4 user 6 critic

Red Team III 

In the aftermath of ACN's Operation Genoa report, the staff who put it together face some serious blowback, not just when the government responds but also when the sources' credibility comes into question.

Director:

Anthony Hemingway

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (created by), Aaron Sorkin | 9 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Daniels ... Will McAvoy
Emily Mortimer ... MacKenzie McHale
John Gallagher Jr. ... Jim Harper
Alison Pill ... Maggie Jordan
Thomas Sadoski ... Don Keefer
Dev Patel ... Neal Sampat
Olivia Munn ... Sloan Sabbith
Sam Waterston ... Charlie Skinner
Marcia Gay Harden ... Rebecca Halliday
David Harbour ... Elliot Hirsch
Stephen Root ... General Stomtonovich
Hamish Linklater ... Jerry Dantana
Frank Wood ... Shep Pressman
Roderick Hill ... Eric Sweeney
Chris Chalk ... Gary Cooper
Edit

Storyline

In the aftermath of ACN's Operation Genoa report, the staff who put it together face some serious blowback, not just when the government responds but also when the sources' credibility comes into question.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

HBO Entertainment See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jane Fonda (Leona Lansing) & Sam Waterston (Charlie Skinner) also worked together on Grace and Frankie (2015) as Grace Hanson & Sol Bergstein respectively. See more »

Goofs

MacKenzie discovers that the raw material of the interview has been tampered with by looking at the shot-clock of the basketball game in the background. However: any cut in the raw material would have immediately been visible through jumps in the image of the basketball video itself, it would clearly jump because that sort of image is continuously changing. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Skinner: Leona, we don't have the trust of the public anymore.
Leona Lansing: Get it back!
See more »

Connections

References Skyfall (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Newsroom Main Theme
Written by Thomas Newman
Performed by Thomas Newman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

this is all terribly true..
22 January 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Newsroom

Sorkin's admirable attempt to dramatize the news section with a gut wrenching anatomy on behind the scenes of this show business, is one of the biggest upset ever to come across the screen. And not because of its failure on various aspects, it still falls under mediocrity but the expectations that it brought with such caliber of cast and makers, it is surely a swing and a miss. Sorkin's signature writing patterns is clearly visible as it is brimmed with competitive arguments and too many verbal sparring that moves with ferocious pace, he always keeps his audience on the edge of their seat trying to keep up with the narration.

But as much political galore this vision is, the actual content, the core of the drama that it has to and does rely upon is the real culprit in here. The conversations are chalky and the connections of the plots to pass the storyline forward is poorly weaved out. It seems like the venue has changed but the usual love affairs and breaking and mending of equations, is still their, the seen-this-seen-that details are outdated and audience is much smarter than this. The execution too isn't appropriately handled along with the camera work that is more pretentious than it is productive.

The only responsible man that makes your time worth is Daniels, in his morally complex and socially challenged coat that he is in, which too may seem like your usual anti-hero, but has much to offer as the character ages on screen. Supporting parallel-y is Mortimer whose quirkiness is easily absorbing, than her drama is, to be fair she isn't given the range to factor on a larger scale. Other supporting cast like Pill, Patel, Munn, Sadoski and Gallagher Jr. are the weak links to the series. The Newsroom could have been much more than just news, and this time even Sorkin couldn't convince us to watch the news.

Season 02

Attempting to overcome the limitations of the previous seasons, this exploration of a news channel is now more focused in the professional life than the personal one, but still it doesn't suggest that they are going to draw out a magic rabbit out of the hat, it still is a story we have all heard of.

Red Keep III

With every bit of energy invested on the work that goes around, this certainly is exhilarating especially the sense of urgency that communicates thoroughly with us, plus the rest of the episode fiddles with the so called gdial they are put on, so that too favors in.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed