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Hyde Park on Hudson Reviews

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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.
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
London Evening Standard
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
The Sun (UK)
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 (UK)
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 (UK)
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
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