Hyde Park on Hudson Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 17, 2014
The performances across the board are strong, but it's Murray who's most impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Noah Gittell
The Atlantic
April 16, 2014
[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.
Eric D. Snider
Movies.com
July 28, 2013
The potentially sordid FDR-and-Daisy half of the drama is feebly unrewarding, bordering on pointless, and bogged down by ponderous narration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
An unconventional drama that succeeds despite an uneven plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Will Leitch
Deadspin
June 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: C-
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 18, 2013
The possibilities are endless, but none of them are explored with any depth herein.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 27, 2013
...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 | Original Score: 82/100
April 12, 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 | Original Score: 3/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
April 2, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
March 24, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 22, 2013
There is nothing stirring or sufficiently humorous to engage us; the fact that a serving US President is having secret affairs no longer shocks
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 22, 2013
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
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
February 24, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
February 17, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
February 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: B-
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
February 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 7, 2013
FDR's story is strikingly relevant to how Paralympians strive so hard today to correct our perception of 'disability'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 5, 2013
Tedious PBS middle-brow fare, though not without a few amusing moments in this mostly forgettable historical pic.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 4, 2013
It's icky stuff, not helped by Murray giving perhaps the worst performance of his career. And I include Garfield 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 3, 2013
The film's special success resides in the women's hairdos.
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