Hyde Park on Hudson
Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor (Olivia Williams) host the King and Queen of England (Samuel West and Olivia Colman) for a weekend at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on Hudson, in upstate… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 7, 2012
DVD Release Date: April 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though bolstered by a thoroughly charming performance by Bill Murray in the central role, Hyde Park on Hudson is an FDR biopic that lets down both its audience and its subject.

Noah Gittell
The Atlantic

[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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's never a bad movie, but it can't quite gel into a good one either.

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Jason Bailey

The entire film is quite funny, in fact, nothing like the sort of stuffy period piece it's dressed up as.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Somewhat uneven and ultimately underwhelming, but there's plenty to admire and enjoy here nonetheless.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Hyde Park on the Hudson' is a forgettable historical footnote.

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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

Murray's FDR dominates the film the way Roosevelt towered over American politics for a decade and a half. That's not always a good thing, because the central character here is supposed to be FDR's sixth cousin Daisy (Laura Linney).

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

A languid, tedious effort that never bothers to get to the heart of its characters, the film is a shallow reading of a significant time told mostly from the viewpoint of a lifeless character.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Essentially, Hyde Park on Hudson is a Shakespearean revel.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

This pleasant drama offers little further insight but will help pass a Sunday afternoon nicely.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
The kind of outdated love story that shouldn't have space in modern times, and it has the wrong lead character, since her relationship with FDR is the… More
Spencer S.
Though there seemed to be a lot to invest your attention in with this film, there is very little that will hold it. Set right before wartime in WWII, this film… More
Christian C
"Hyde Park on Hudson" is to WWII dramas as "Moscow on the Hudson" is to geopolitical thrillers...but without the charm or the Russians.… More
Manu Gino
The President. The First Lady. The King. The Queen. The Mother. The Mistress...One weekend would unite two great nations...After cocktails of course. Decent… More
Bathsheba Monk
There was no story. The character of Daisy, played by Laura Linney, was so lame--and she was the narrator--I had no idea who she was or what she wanted. FDR… More
KJ Proulx
There is nothing interesting here and it kind of bored me to death, but when Bill Murray's shows his presence on screen, you will not be able to look away.… More