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

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
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013

An unconventional drama that succeeds despite an uneven plot.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Schembri
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
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

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-
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
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
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
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
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
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
Top Critic
January 29, 2013

Somewhat uneven and ultimately underwhelming, but there's plenty to admire and enjoy here nonetheless.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 17, 2013

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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ed Gibbs
The National
January 16, 2013

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 | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
The List
January 15, 2013

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 | Original Score: 3/5
Diana Saenger
January 8, 2013

FDR Is Happy

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
January 5, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 4, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 4, 2013

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

Full Review | Original Score: A
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 3, 2013

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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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