Written August 28, 2015
This was an incredible movie, depicting not only the life of a man but that of the freedom riders. It was moving, touching, heartbreaking, inspirational, historical, and important. Forest W. and Oprah W. are amazing in this movie and bring a genuine feel to their characters. The make up artistry for this movie is outstanding. The history of what the freedom riders went through is depicted in this movie with no apologies... it does not hold back... which makes it that much more powerful and important as a piece of historical theater. This movie is guaranteed to be an Oscar contender. It is a must see.
Written December 17, 2014
The movie was great. Acting superb. Afterwards I was so compelled by the movie I researched the accuracy of the script only to find out it was 50% not true, only one son. Never met Obama. Did not really get the tie that Kennedy was killed in. but it's hollywood smollywood.
Written May 23, 2015
You never really appreciate certain aspects of life until you see it through the eyes of the Butler. This movie surprised me I did not know what to expect only to leave with a sense of pride, humility, appreciation, respect and a different perspective on life and how things we take for granted or overlook might be a stepping stone to history changing. This movie eloquently took us through a journey of America through different eyes and I felt the characters were no longer people you read in the history books but you saw the emotion and inner struggles as they dealt with the struggles of the world around them. I think this movie is great to start a dialogue among youth and elders, black and white and families throughout America. I say MUST GO to the Butler.
Written May 03, 2015
The Butler was an excellent movie. Lee Daniels is to be commended. The acting, directing and cinematography was excellent. It truly was a movie that sometimes made you laugh and many times you wanted to cry. It was a reminder of all the atrocitiest that people of color had to live on a daily basis for many years. It is a movie that should be seen by children and adults. It is also a reivew of some of the important things that happened during each administration. This movie should receive an academy award: Lee Daniels for Best Director and Forrest Whittaker for Best Actor. I am going to see it again.
Written February 28, 2015
I was very much looking forward to this movie, especially since it has a great cast. However, the beginning is a little bit to graphic, why not just tell what happened instead of showing it? There are already so many horror movies and computer games out there, showing graphic violence. I do like the campaign though, which has put this movie on the map.