Written September 01, 2013
What a wonderful movie! Oprah and Forest Whitacker gave Oscar worthy performances. Enjoyed all the actors portrayals of historic figures of the twentieth century. This movie made me laugh and cry several times. I grew up during these decades and it brought back many memories and emotions and puts everything into perspective. So glad for these Freedom Fighters and for the insider's vantage point and price he paid for all his family's sufferings while he truly served his country. The best film by far I've seen in all my 60 years! Thank you for making it. It needed to be told for the younger generations.
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.
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.
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.
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.