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January 18, 2013
Hated it. Don't believe it.Wanted to hear speeches and serious discussions at a very critical time in history.
January 07, 2013
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.
January 04, 2013
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
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
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.
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The filmmakers bite off far more than they're able to chew, resulting in an odd blend of touched-upon topics. Full Review
The problem with Hyde Park on Hudson isn't its suggestion of FDR's dark side. That complexity, and Murray's spot-on portrayal of a man juggling myriad pressures and demands, from petty to momentous, marks one of the film's greatest strengths. It's that Daisy rarely comes into her own as more than the pliant emotional helpmeet to the Great Man. Full Review
The setting is vivid but the film is lifeless, despite many innuendos dropped about FDR's alleged infidelity. Full Review
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. Full Review
Instead of focusing on FDR as a president, this movie gives up half its length to tawdry soap opera. Full Review