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Hyde Park on Hudson Reviews

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Top Critic
Noah Gittell
The Atlantic
April 16, 2014
[It] may have the look of a prestige picture, but it plays more like a version of FDR's life as told by TMZ, focusing on naughty details and ignoring the historical implications of the events depicted.
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
The movie is all setting, nothing but plates and countrysides and old cars and absolutely nothing to say. It's a real snore.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
December 12, 2012
As it stands, Hyde Park on Hudson is hobbled as a whole by poor focus and inconsistent tone and characterization. This is not a disaster by any means, but given the talent involved, it is certainly a disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Justin Craig
December 7, 2012
There's little to take away from "Hyde Park" apart from Bill Murray's electrifying performance as Roosevelt
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
William Bibbiani
December 7, 2012
It's unfortunate that all this film has to offer ... is one great audition scene for aspiring actors, and the most awkward romantic moment in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Jake Mulligan
Boston Phoenix
December 13, 2012
Most of the time it feels like an SNL sketch with all the punchlines removed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
December 8, 2012
Other than some of the King George/FDR interactions I felt like this movie was little more than a silly soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tyler Chase
Paste Magazine
December 14, 2012
The storytelling is so uneven that our interests are never rooted.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.7/10
Tara Brady
Irish Times
February 17, 2013
It's not the strongest premise for a movie, though Hyde Park on Hudson somehow contrives to make it seem rather less than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Looker
February 24, 2013
Even Murray, who never fails to be the most watchable actor in any film, can't prevent Hyde Park On Hudson from being too insipid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Patches
December 4, 2012
Hyde Park on Hudson always goes back to ... a vapid core idea that only offers the filmmakers an opportunity to shoot dynamic driving scenes through scenic upstate New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
December 4, 2012
It's dispiriting that a film about the romantic life of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who cultivated a small coterie of mistresses, should exhibit so little interest in what engaged its hero ...
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
September 25, 2012
The filmmakers bite off far more than they're able to chew, resulting in an odd blend of touched-upon topics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
December 14, 2012
The biggest issue with "Hyde Park on Hudson" is that it doesn't really have a point of view and therefore nothing is really at stake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 21, 2012
A regal, stately biopic about, oddly enough, the politics of eating a hot dog, that's underwritten and poorly cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Siobhan Synnot
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
Jason Zingale
December 6, 2012
As Hyde Park on Hudson bumbles its way through its sluggish 94-minute runtime, it becomes increasingly clear just how bland it is for a film featuring such colorful personalities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 2, 2013
None of it is quite ridiculous enough to qualify as camp, nor weighty enough to qualify as insightful drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 18, 2012
The movie hinges on Murray's turn as FDR, and frankly, he comes up wanting. He looks and sounds nothing like the man, and barely makes an effort to rectify that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 21, 2012
Bill Murray tries mightily to slide into the role of a great man, but it's not a comfortable fit.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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