• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Roger Michell
    In Theaters:
    Dec 7, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 9, 2013
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Hyde Park on Hudson Reviews

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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

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
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
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
Derek Malcolm
This is London

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 Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 2013
Rich Cline

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 Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 2013
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

There's much of historical interest here, and it's very well acted, if a little slow.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2013
Matthew Turner

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 Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2013
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

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 Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

January 30, 2013
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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Somewhat uneven and ultimately underwhelming, but there's plenty to admire and enjoy here nonetheless.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

January 29, 2013
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Ultimately, it's just a pleasant little movie where the dramatic highlight is whether or not King George VI will bring himself to eat a hot dog.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 17, 2013
Ed Gibbs
The National

Bill Murray proves a sound choice as the president who quietly battled polio. So too does Samuel West, as the stammering King George VI.

Full Review Source: The National | Original Score: 3/5

January 16, 2013
Allan Hunter
The List

Whether it bears any resemblance to what actually happened is almost academic in a film that takes a precious moment in time and transforms it into a witty, civilised country house drama.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

January 15, 2013
Diana Saenger

FDR Is Happy

Full Review Source: ReviewExpress.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 8, 2013
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

I enjoyed the movie for what it is, though I wish it had a better sense of itself.

Full Review Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune | Original Score: 4/5

January 5, 2013
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer

The film bounces jauntily along, it's never less than handsome to look at, and the actors all do fine jobs.

Full Review Source: Charlotte Observer | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 4, 2013
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Splendidly splendid. Oscars all around: Murray, Linney, et al.

Full Review Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: A

January 4, 2013
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It's a nearly impossibly tall order, but Murray makes it work with an ease that results in the movie-award year's second-best performance as a U.S. president.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 3, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...Hyde Park on Hudson would've fared a whole lot better had it focused entirely on Roosevelt and the King's appealing exploits.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 25, 2012
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