• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Roger Michell
    In Theaters:
    Dec 7, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 9, 2013
  • Focus Features


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Hyde Park on Hudson Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

The performances across the board are strong, but it's Murray who's most impressive.

Full Review Source: Under the Radar | Original Score: 7/10

August 17, 2014
Noah Gittell
The Atlantic
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[It] may have the look of a prestige picture, but it plays more like a version of FDR's life as told by TMZ, focusing on naughty details and ignoring the historical implications of the events depicted.

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

April 16, 2014
Eric D. Snider

The potentially sordid FDR-and-Daisy half of the drama is feebly unrewarding, bordering on pointless, and bogged down by ponderous narration.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

An unconventional drama that succeeds despite an uneven plot.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 30, 2013
Will Leitch

The movie is all setting, nothing but plates and countrysides and old cars and absolutely nothing to say. It's a real snore.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C-

June 23, 2013
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

The possibilities are endless, but none of them are explored with any depth herein.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 18, 2013
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...you certainly could do worse than enjoy a fanciful little film about a gentle president, his supposedly homely lover and two twittish English people appalled by hot dogs. I just wish they'd gone ahead and changed the names.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 82/100

April 27, 2013

It's been a long time since Lost in Translation (2003), which is the last time Bill Murray did anything of real note in a film. Here he partially redeems the latter phase of his film career playing pre-war US President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

April 12, 2013
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

A delightful piece of historical speculation grounded in historical details and personal recollections that have continually been coming to light over the last seventy years ... Murray is terrific in the part - charming, at ease and cunning as a fox.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 2, 2013
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age

The issue of FDR's fidelity remains a thorny topic for traditionalists and historians, never mind the light, fluffy - and ultimately disposable - version of events.

Full Review Source: The Sunday Age | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 24, 2013
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

There is nothing stirring or sufficiently humorous to engage us; the fact that a serving US President is having secret affairs no longer shocks

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 22, 2013
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

With the incongruous casting of Bill Murray as President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nelson's screenplay concentrates on the personal, offering a somewhat voyeuristic view of the events leading up to the 1939 visit of King George

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 22, 2013
Matt Looker

Even Murray, who never fails to be the most watchable actor in any film, can't prevent Hyde Park On Hudson from being too insipid.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 3/5

February 24, 2013
Tara Brady
Irish Times

It's not the strongest premise for a movie, though Hyde Park on Hudson somehow contrives to make it seem rather less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 17, 2013
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Apparently Franklin Delano Roosevelt's polio paralysis didn't include everything below his waist. At least that's the impression left by Hyde Park on Hudson, which paints the president as a horn dog in chief... This isn't Lincoln, by a longshot.

Full Review Source: Tampa Bay Times | Original Score: B-

February 9, 2013
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

When the central drama concerns whether the Royal Couple will eat hot dogs or not, you can tell it's too slender a premise to hang on a film on.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 2/4

February 8, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

FDR's story is strikingly relevant to how Paralympians strive so hard today to correct our perception of 'disability'.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

February 7, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Tedious PBS middle-brow fare, though not without a few amusing moments in this mostly forgettable historical pic.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

February 5, 2013

It's icky stuff, not helped by Murray giving perhaps the worst performance of his career. And I include Garfield 2.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 1/5

February 4, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The film's special success resides in the women's hairdos.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 3, 2013
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