• 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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

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.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

February 2, 2013
Brian Pendreigh
Radio Times

Inoffensive and insubstantial.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 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
Alex Zane
Sun Online

With such a strong cast, Hyde Park on Hudson should have offered so much more.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 2013
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Despite the best efforts of its talented cast, Hyde Park on Hudson is trivial and novelettish.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 2013
Peter Bradshaw

The movie insists on an unearned sentimentality and nostalgia about a situation and a period that is never fully evoked or explored.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 2013
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The film tinkles on affably, never quite sure of its focus but civilised, gentle, prettily-mannered.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2013
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

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 Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

January 31, 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
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

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 Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2013
Sophie Ivan
Little White Lies

A frustrating, wasted opportunity, destined to remain in the shadow of its cinematic sibling.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

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
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

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 Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

January 29, 2013
Siobhan Synnot

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 Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 2/5

January 28, 2013
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Disappointing given the talent and situation, dull as ditchwater and historically suspect ...

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

January 27, 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
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