Lee Daniels' The Butler Synopsis
A White House butler (Forest Whitaker) serves seven administrations in three decades of history.
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Movie Reviews

As factual as Forrest Gump

By coopasaki1
"The following movie is FICTION and so loosely based on a true story that we invite the audience to see if they can spot the hidden facts." At least this is what the movie's warning should have...

More Fiction than Fact...Still Amazing

By MedRed
PSA: Bring a tissue! The Butler is enthralling. Lee Daniel brings this story to life with an exceptional touch. The visuals, acting, and screenwriting are all amazing. After all of these years,...

Political Statement

By BellyoftheBeast
I enjoyed most of the movie. Then they did a hatchet job on Ronald Reagan. I researched the topic and found out this movie was created by Liberals who have an agenda. I was so disappointed that...

Lee Daniels' The Butler

By Jewllee
The movies was very touching and hearting breaken! This was a great movies that had so many meaning in it. Telling the true about what our partents had to go through in order to making better for use...

Leaves a meaningful impression

By QB1023
Took mom to see #LeeDanielsTheButler today. This film is touching and as predicted, I cried and got Goosebumps throughout it. We sat next to another mother and daughter duo at our ForknScreen...

The Butler

By nancysdaka
I thought that it was a phenomenal movie. Great story line and well acted. My emotions ran from angry, sad, happy, crying. The entire audience clapped when it was over. It's a must see. I would...


By pastortucker
Finally someone has done a movie that has summarized the most relevant highlights of the Black American experience over the last 60 years! It's a must see for the current and next generation!...

The Butler

By sherry suttles
Took me back! to the days of presidencies and civil rights struggle in a beautiful, sentimental, warm and familiar, yet revealing way. All my favorite actors and actresses did bang up...

Lee Daniels 'The Butler

By judithartist
Everyone should see this movie. Children should see this in their history classes and the 30-80 crowd needs this movie to put the Civil Rights Movement in this country into perspective. Whittaker...

Excellent Movie

By Mwalker53
This movie is worth watching if you would like to go back in time with all of the presidents and the history behind the message of the movie. Perfect acting and a Perfect message received. A must...

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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements, Sexual Material, Language, Disturbing Images, Smoking and Some Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Well-acted civil rights tale is moving but too formulaic.
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