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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Too long and slow. Could have been a good story but

By emilyakarr
Written August 19, 2013
The main story about the butler and his family was good with good reminderes as to how far we have come with civil right. The actors were good. This movie seemed to want to rile everyone up again and take us backwards. A campaign statement for demoncrats and Obama who has done nothing for civil rights but again reminds us how far we have come. If we had not then there would be no black president. as ussual hollywood took huge liberties with the history. If you are going to say inspired by a true story then at least get your history straight.
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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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Based LOOSELY on a true story

By t884
Written August 19, 2013
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.
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What a great movie!

By nvburns
Written August 29, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It's also a history lesson for the younger generation who didn't experience the events like we did. It's hard to believe how demeaning and cruel the world was to African-Americans before they were given equal rights.
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