Hyde Park on Hudson Reviews

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June 30, 2013
An unconventional drama that succeeds despite an uneven plot.
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.
June 18, 2013
The possibilities are endless, but none of them are explored with any depth herein.
April 27, 2013
...you certainly could do worse than enjoy a fanciful little film about a gentle president, his supposedly homely lover and two twittish English people appalled by hot dogs. I just wish they'd gone ahead and changed the names.
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 24, 2013
The issue of FDR's fidelity remains a thorny topic for traditionalists and historians, never mind the light, fluffy - and ultimately disposable - version of events.
March 22, 2013
There is nothing stirring or sufficiently humorous to engage us; the fact that a serving US President is having secret affairs no longer shocks
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 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.
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.
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 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.
February 7, 2013
FDR's story is strikingly relevant to how Paralympians strive so hard today to correct our perception of 'disability'.
February 5, 2013
Tedious PBS middle-brow fare, though not without a few amusing moments in this mostly forgettable historical pic.
February 4, 2013
It's icky stuff, not helped by Murray giving perhaps the worst performance of his career. And I include Garfield 2.
February 3, 2013
The film's special success resides in the women's hairdos.
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.
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.
February 1, 2013
Inoffensive and insubstantial.
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