Hyde Park on Hudson Synopsis
Without precedent, on a 1939 weekend, British royals visit President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Murray and Linney are terrific together (and apart), their notes pitch perfect, and the supporting cast is good all around.
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By Ella Taylor
This hugely entertaining movie is about the wisdom and - with trenchant wit and sympathy - the human flaws in one of America's most...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Bill Murray as FDR? It takes a few minutes to get used to, but once he settles into the role of the 32nd president, the idiosyncratic comic...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Some of Hyde Park on Hudson feels like lost scenes from "The King's Speech," the 2010 Oscar-winner about King George. It doesn't help that...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Murray gives a fascinating performance, even though his FDR was conceived and written as a fairly small guy at the center of a small...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The only way Bill Murray could seem less like Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson is if the movie showed him winning a marathon.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The actors can't perform miracles. Hot dogs are served in the final scene, but trust me, Hyde Park on Hudson is no picnic.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The setting is vivid but the film is lifeless, despite many innuendos dropped about FDR's alleged infidelity.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's tastelessness like this, served up as fair-game dish to a Downton Abbey-loving audience, that sours the flavor of this tittery...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I don't know if I've ever seen a movie as spectacularly tone-deaf as Hyde Park on Hudson.
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A Welll Acted and Directed Slice of History

By jzactor
The story being told in Hyde Park on the Hudson is very simple. President Franklin D Roosevelt invited the King and Queen of England to the president's personal resort to rest and relax and meet...

Hugely Disappointing

By UpperWestSider1
Thumbs up on the locations, sets and costumes, but thumbs down on everything else. The lead characters -- FDR, Eleanor, the King & Queen, and, yes, Daisy -- are presented as such dim wits. Come on...

Bill Murry is flawless as FDR

By bartab
This movie examines the complex relationship between FDR (Bill Murry) and Daisy (Laura Linney). Both are excellent in their roles. This is not a fast paced movie. It is about a relationship that was...

Slow-Paced but Memorable & Worth a Look

By ArtHistory2004
I enjoyed this film for what it was. We get a sneak peek at a great President and his surroundings during one of the most tumultuous moments in American History. Just as most encounters with the...

Boring and Creepy

By johnuws
Most of the time it's the voiceover that drones on and on about the most obvious things that you're already watching. The worst bit was watching FDR getting a hand job from his cousin. Totally...

Well done

By plhenry1
Enjoyable, well acted movie. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Nicely directed, well written....thoughtful movie that should appeal to most adults. Bill Murray and the entire cast made this...

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By carbon60
This is a lovely film, with fine performances all around. Some people will not like it since it portrays FDR as a flawed but sympathetic man. He was a lonely man who needed companionship from women...

Didn't care for it....

By martingg
They should make it clear that the movie theme is FDR's affair....the advertising indicates it's more about him...and, I never got past seeing Bill Murray...never got to seeing FDR...LINCOLN was a...

Hyde Park Hid Picture Sharpness

By rayfridley3
For the serious student of American history, Hyde Park would be of interest. For most movie goers, the image sharpness has much to be desired. Watching this flick is not any clearer than...

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By carolnemo1
I found this film enjoyable for the most part, and the acting exceptional, especially by Bill Murray and Laura Linney. I was disappointed that at Hyde Park, one of the most beautiful spots in the...

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Rated R | For Brief sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Presidential drama is well acted but short on passion.
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