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At 61 years of age, the presumably hard-living Bill Murray conservatively only has two more decades of work left in him. So perhaps we all want him to really dazzle us with some meaty roles and not waste his time with middling fluff like Roger Michell's "Hyde Park on Hudson," a moderately pleasant but depthless picture that makes "The King's Speech" look like "A Clockwork Orange." Ok, that's a purposeful exaggeration, but "Hyde Park on Hudson" is unremarkable; the type of would-be Oscar frivolity that makes sure it goes down the award season check list for every gentle and inoffensive cinematic element it can find. Featuring a gentle score in the key of "delightful" -- the cloying sentiment that largely defines the film -- a voice-over, oh-so-comical cultural misunderstandings, and serviceable performances, Michell's picture, much like last year’s similarly weightless "My Week with Marilyn," is »

- Rodrigo Perez

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