Written January 28, 2015
The acting in Hyde Park was great from everyone but from Mr. West who played the king it was wonderful.The story was believable but was a litttle sad. The only thing lacking was more character development but nothings perfect. Overall we were glad we went to see it.
Written January 14, 2013
Recently visited Hyde Park, so I wanted to see how much was used in the film.....turned out to be mostly exterior scenes . Also curious about Bill Murray, but disappointed. He didn't pull off FDR for me, though his movements as a polio victim were done exceptionally well.
The story of that important weekend at Hyde Park, however, was fascinating and delightful.
Written March 02, 2015
Although this movie is not epic like Lincoln or The Hobbit, it is an interesting look behind the scenes from a time when the media was complicate to the dalliances of our government. I thought that the movie had a reasonable pace for a character piece. I am sure that it would be painful for someone looking for an action movie. I also thought Bill Murray did pretty well in a serious role, which admittedly surprised me.
Written December 22, 2014
When the credits went up, I said "really?" There hadn't been a movie that I saw. An entertaining little vignette perhaps, but no movie. You didn't learn anything really about the characters. A few laughs, but nothing substantial. Cinematography only basic. Script mediocre. Acting much less than what I expected (actually couldn't believe Laura Linney took this one. I would expect more from her). More like an RTF project than a Hollywood movie. Enjoyable, but barely worth the time.
Written December 17, 2012
Billy Murray was a surprise and deserves the critical acclaim he's receiving for his performance. The screenplay is fun and all the performances are first-rate.