By TheBdog
Written August 17, 2013
Based on reviews I had read, I knew Lee Daniels "The Butler" would be good, but what I didn't anticipate, was just how good it would be. This is one of those rare movies where everything fits together perfectly. The story was riveting, the acting superb and production design stunning. I felt as if I was side by side with Cecil Gaines and his family during the turbulent 60's and beyond. What really puzzles me is that I was sitting next to a guy in the theater and he was telling me about how there were 40 producers on this movie due to the challenges of getting it made. Memo to Hollywood,.....less Lone Ranger (200+ Million Dollar Budget) and more movies like Lee Daniels "The Butler" (35 Million Budget). This clearly shows how out of touch most of Hollywood is with the movie going public. Back to my review,.....The Butler will go down as one of the best films of the year, many Oscar nods are coming, and it should be required viewing for all Americans. Brian
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The butler

By Kenandpatjunk
Written September 15, 2013
Terrible movie, all about white quilt and not much about the butlers experiences in the White House. We've heard this story so many times before. I found it boring and walked out half way through.
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Falls short

By Yakima1
Written August 17, 2013
I left dissapointed. I've seen better TV mini-series or movies. I've seen more compelling and inspiring acting in westerns. They could have and should haved one a much better job at writing, directing and acting to more appropriately honor the subject matter. I left somehwat dissapointed.
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Lee Daniels' The Butler

By stcandersn
Written May 24, 2015
The story of his life was amazingly portrayed, I cried the last 30 minutes of the film. I wish they would have shown more of his life as a Butler in the White House and not so much liberal Hollywood crap.
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The Butler is a MUST SEE film!

By richvaman
Written September 20, 2014
I saw the movie 'The Butler' yesterday and it's a GREAT film. It's an outstanding mix of actual facts (it's based upon a true story) and fictional storytelling. The acting is superb, especially by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.
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