Movie Review: Hyde Park on Hudson — Does This Movie Even Care?

Obviously, a lot more than awards consideration goes into a film, but it’s hard to avoid the faint whiff of awards-bait with Hyde Park on Hudson. For starters, it’s got the long-denied-an-Oscar Bill Murray playing both the leader of the free world, and a disabled one at that. And if you squint really hard, you could even imagine it as a sequel of sorts to The King’s Speech, since much of it takes place during a visit to America by King George VI, last seen trying to overcome his stutter in Tom Hooper’s 2010 Tradition of Quality Oscar juggernaut. But don’t expect any historical melodrama from Roger Michell’s film, or any big "Oscar moments." This is a cool, collected, concise film — to its detriment. Read More...


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