Somewhat uneven and ultimately underwhelming, but there's plenty to admire and enjoy here nonetheless.
Tom Huddleston, Time Out, 2013-01-29
Essentially, Hyde Park on Hudson is a Shakespearean revel.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, 2012-12-14
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.
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 2012-12-14
Casting Murray as FDR may feel like a gamble or a stunt at first, but after a few minutes the rightness of the choice is inarguable.
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2012-12-13
A deceptively subtle portrayal in which the mostly deadpan comic star disappears beneath the pince-nez and the snappy brim of a presidential fedora, Murray offers a fascinating glimpse into a complex and charismatic figure ...
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2012-12-13
Murray, who has a wider range than we sometimes realize, finds the human core of this FDR and presents it tenderly.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2012-12-13
[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.
Noah Gittell, The Atlantic, 2014-04-16
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.
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 2013-01-04
It's never a bad movie, but it can't quite gel into a good one either.
Tom Long, Detroit News, 2012-12-21
Hyde Park on the Hudson' is a forgettable historical footnote.
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com, 2012-12-18
There's an alliance of interesting stories fighting for dominance here, but instead of a clear victory, "Hyde Park on Hudson" is the site of a muddled truce.
Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2012-12-13
By all rights "Hyde Park on Hudson" should be a slyly funny treat. It is, in places - but it's also strangely flat, as if screenwriter Richard Nelson lost interest somewhere along the way.
Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2012-12-13
Roger Michell's brightly lit film turns America's 32nd president from world statesman into naughty codger, quite the fall from grace for the man who led his country through the Great Depression and the Second World War.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2012-12-13
Just think of it as a movie about a friendly, sick old man who can be quite a handful, and put the real FDR out of your mind.
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 2012-12-13
[A] middlebrow, middleweight and middling project ...
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 2012-12-13
I don't know if I've ever seen a movie as spectacularly tone-deaf as "Hyde Park on Hudson."
Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2012-12-13
They're a fun bunch, these Roosevelts and their friends. But even in this crowd, fun's just not enough.
Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, 2012-12-13
This is a cool, collected, concise film - to its detriment.
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2012-12-10
Michell manages to wring the requisite mixture of pathos and mirth from the confab.
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor, 2012-12-07
"Hyde Park on Hudson" doesn't dig deep enough into the man, or his women, to be a great film.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2012-12-07