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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The actors can't perform miracles. Hot dogs are served in the final scene, but trust me, Hyde Park on Hudson is no picnic. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The setting is vivid but the film is lifeless, despite many innuendos dropped about FDR's alleged infidelity. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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 film that, for all its considerable charm, miniaturizes its hero in the process of humanizing him. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Murray and Linney are terrific together (and apart), their notes pitch perfect, and the supporting cast is good all around. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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 "Hyde's" own rhythms, appealing as they are, are often soporific. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    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 actor does a wonderfully jaunty job of it in Hyde Park on Hudson. show more

  • 85
    Ella Taylor NPR

    This hugely entertaining movie is about the wisdom and - with trenchant wit and sympathy - the human flaws in one of America's most idealized heads of state. show more

  • 100
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    In beauty, tone, technical achievement and cinematic artistry on every level, Hyde Park on Hudson is a movie unto itself - funny, believable, historic and hugely entertaining. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This isn't a serious historical film. It plays different instruments than Spielberg's "Lincoln." Murray, who has a wider range than we sometimes realize, finds the human core of this FDR and presents it tenderly. show more

  • May 27, 2013 penhun
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    Maybe one star. Bill Murray was totally miscast - he didn\'t have the aristocratic look or manner of speech that FDR had. The plot was weak, and the movie dragged.

  • January 18, 2013 dalygirl3
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    Hated it. Don\'t believe it.Wanted to hear speeches and serious discussions at a very critical time in history.

  • January 07, 2013 Carmen
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    This movie is slow and a disappointment. They did not portray in the move the many admirable things that Roosevelt did as president, instead they focus o his relationship with his distant cousin. If they were going to go through the trouble of making a movie about his life, you would think that would have done it about his admirable contributions to society - not the smut that is out there. Wait for the the DVD!!

  • January 04, 2013 vw00000000134531
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    Great performance by Bill Murray. In fact the acting was pretty much flawless. It was not enough to save the flaws of the script. I felt like the movie had no beginning or end. The octogenarians in the theater all said it was to slow. That says something.

  • January 01, 2013 lgjhere1
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    Outstanding! This is what film making today should be instead of the cheap juvenile trash being put out to pander to the lowest common denominator of theatre goers.

  • December 30, 2012 londonland
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    Slowest movie I\'ve watched in years. Murry does a very good job with his role, but Linney is just one dimensional and dull. The photography is beautiful. Go, if you feel like a long, mellow ride into the meadow.

  • December 29, 2012 kl00000000134179
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    Excellent movie - great story, wonderfully done. Situation reminds us of the fact that sometimes we need to develop a different approach, a different perspective on familiar topics, as the old, traditional views don\'t seem to work. Looks like Teddy Roosevelt was polyamorous 60 years before the term was coined...

  • December 25, 2012 lorettas149
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    Slow in parts.

  • December 18, 2012 smcl519@aol.com
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    I left the movie about halfway through. It more than I wanted to know about a former president.

  • December 02, 2012 Sally
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    would not go out of my way to see it. Somethngs in the storyline where not true.FDR never had affair with Daisy. She lived on a estate not a farm as shown in the movie. FDR and the King and Queen of England drove up from Washington to Hyde Park.

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