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August 16, 2013
PG-13 , 2 hr 12 min
9,936 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: A White House butler (Forest Whitaker) serves seven administrations in three decades of history.
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By Chris Cabin
With the film, Lee Daniels quietly pushes his talent for hashing out visceral, violent emotions into unexpected dramatic terrain.
By Richard Roeper
This is an important film presented as mainstream entertainment. It’s a great American story.
As Cecil, Whitaker is mesmerizing. The actor seems to shrink into his imposing frame, summoning a performance of quiet, bottled-up force.
New York Daily News
By Joe Neumaier
A singularly full-hearted and moving film.
By Stephanie Zacharek
Daniels is that rare contemporary filmmaker who's not afraid of melodrama. The Butler is so old-school it feels modern: Stylistically, it...
By Steven Rea
For all its faults - and there are many, from shameless compression of events to milk the drama for all it's worth, to the gimmicky...
By Eric Kohn
The Butler carries an authenticity that sustains it through its cloying stretches.
By Claudia Puig
Authentic emotion competes with manufactured sentiment for the heart of Lee Daniels' The Butler.
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By Joe Williams
With Whitaker, Daniels and screenwriter Danny Strong pulling the strings, The Butler can take a bow.
By Scott Foundas
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Butler gets mixed reviews
Forest Whitaker is great and plays a very credible role as the leading actor in the film. I did find the movie to be overly melodramatic at times and quite frankly uncomfortable to watch in other...
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Rated PG-13 | For Thematic Elements, Sexual Material, Language, Disturbing Images, Smoking and Some Violence
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+
Well-acted civil rights tale is moving but too formulaic.
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