New and Reviewed on DVD/Blu-Ray for April 10th: ‘Hyde Park on Hudson,’ ‘Late Bloomers’ and More

Today's New Home-Video Releases

If you thought last week was slow for home video releases, take a look at this week. Only one new release has more than three Criticwire grades! On the bright side, today’s releases cover a variety of genres; on the other hand, the reviews have not been particularly kind to the small films nor the big one.

“Hyde Park on Hudson”
Criticwire Average: C+ (52 ratings)

“‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ never really slots into top gear, but it’s a pleasurable enough watch…The script is dotted with humorous asides and moments of likeable slapstick, though the dramatic passages don’t fare so well, and none of it has any real weight.”Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

“The film, though light on plot, moves with a zealous confidence and is driven by an Oscar-nom-worthy master stroke from Murray.”Jordan M. Smith, IonCinema

“Late Bloomers”
Criticwire Average: B- (2 ratings)

“It offers shallow pleasures and the satisfaction of seeing two actors in performances better than the film deserves.”Roger EbertRogerEbert.com

“Stolen”
Criticwire Average: C (3 ratings)

“‘Stolen’ is mildly engaging, inasmuch as it poses a riddle and makes the audience wait for the answer, in the classic mystery mode. But first-time feature director Anders Anderson brings nothing to the table in terms of style or modulation.”Noel Murray, A.V. Club

“The Sorcerer and the White Snake”
Criticwire Average: D (1 rating)

“Unfortunately, the film’s tonally messy, garish — with every frame crammed with fourth-rate visual effects — and perhaps most crucially for a film in this genre, doesn’t have a single compelling action sequence.”Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

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