By Mark Rhoads -
I was very glad I took three hours and thirty minutes to see Daniel Day Lewis perform as Abraham Lincoln. In spite of a left of center screen writer and one or two needless vulgar words, the central plot device of a vote in the US House for the 13th Amendment gave a good structure to the story even if the film had too many final scenes. I was also glad that Bill Murray finally had a chance to perform in a serious role as FDR in "Hyde Park on the Hudson." But Murray's very good job was just not enough to save this movie from the same tedious ground about FDR affairs that has been tread too many times before. So save your time and money for "Lincoln" but give "Hyde Park on Hudson" a pass.