Hyde Park on Hudson Reviews

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Philip French
Observer [UK]
February 3, 2013
The film's special success resides in the women's hairdos.
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
February 2, 2013
Perhaps Hyde Park on Hudson would have been more edifying if it hadn't been released in the wake of The King's Speech.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 2, 2013
When the story's leading quartet have to negotiate embarrassing moments - a handjob for Roosevelt administered by Daisy in a bouncing car; eating a hotdog at a picnic for Bertie and Liz - it's Murray's FDR who is most at ease in the sticky situations.
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times
February 1, 2013
Inoffensive and insubstantial.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
February 1, 2013
It's a bit antimacassar and too reliant on superior production design and a syrupy score. But if you just watch the acting, it's enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
February 1, 2013
The breezy, entertaining tone of this historical comedy-drama kind of undermines the fact that it centres on one of the most pivotal moments in US-British history.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
January 31, 2013
With such a strong cast, Hyde Park on Hudson should have offered so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
January 31, 2013
Despite the best efforts of its talented cast, Hyde Park on Hudson is trivial and novelettish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 31, 2013
The movie insists on an unearned sentimentality and nostalgia about a situation and a period that is never fully evoked or explored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 31, 2013
The film tinkles on affably, never quite sure of its focus but civilised, gentle, prettily-mannered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
January 31, 2013
Hyde Park on Hudson has precious little truck with reality, either historical or emotional: it's a thin tale shot with a kind of manic cosiness that belies its slightly creepy plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
January 31, 2013
There's much of historical interest here, and it's very well acted, if a little slow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 31, 2013
Watchable drama, heightened by a quartet of terrific performances from Murray, Williams, West and Colman, though the plot is ultimately rather slight and never really sparks to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
January 31, 2013
Hyde Park is of fleeting interesting to a degree, but always feels like it is missing more exciting historical opportunities at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sophie Ivan
Little White Lies
January 31, 2013
A frustrating, wasted opportunity, destined to remain in the shadow of its cinematic sibling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
January 30, 2013
It's a lightweight, three-star way to kill a couple of hours if you're at a loose end on that lazy bank holiday Sunday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
January 29, 2013
Somewhat uneven and ultimately underwhelming, but there's plenty to admire and enjoy here nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
January 29, 2013
The whole endeavour feels like a hastily cobbled together attempt to cash in on the post-Oscars glory of The King's Speech. In the end, it's entirely forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
January 28, 2013
Bill Murray isn't bad as the polio-afflicted 32nd commander in chief. The trouble is that the rest of the film goes adrift in its choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
January 27, 2013
Disappointing given the talent and situation, dull as ditchwater and historically suspect ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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