Hyde Park on Hudson Reviews

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November 27, 2019
Hyde Park On The Hudson looks back on one weekend in history with the warmth and poignancy of an old family album; dusting off the pictures one more time, giving us a new and human look at one man who helped changed history.
January 30, 2019
Hyde Park on Hudson is delightful as a character study of historical personages negotiating an outwardly superficial situation that has potentially world-shaping consequences. As a fact-based romance, it simply fizzles out.
December 17, 2018
Jeremy Sams' mildly piquant score and the mannered characterizations would suggest, making this piece of awards bait more shameless than most.
August 22, 2018
As a snapshot, or a character study, or just an interesting historical anecdote, "Hyde Park on Hudson" worked beautifully on some levels, while failing on plenty of others.
June 21, 2016
The entire film is quite funny, in fact, nothing like the sort of stuffy period piece it's dressed up as.
June 7, 2016
This pleasant drama offers little further insight but will help pass a Sunday afternoon nicely.
April 12, 2016
The casting of Bill Murray as Franklin Delano Roosevelt is just one of many quirks that makes [the film] the enjoyable diversion that it is.
February 12, 2016
It was not well reviewed but I was won over by the film's gentle tone and Murray's easy-going benevolence and paternal affection as FDR.
August 17, 2014
The performances across the board are strong, but it's Murray who's most impressive.
June 30, 2013
An unconventional drama that succeeds despite an uneven plot.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
January 31, 2013
There's much of historical interest here, and it's very well acted, if a little slow.
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.
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.
January 29, 2013
Somewhat uneven and ultimately underwhelming, but there's plenty to admire and enjoy here nonetheless.
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