Written August 29, 2016
As an African American Studies teacher, I absolutely loved this movie. From beginning to end, it was entertaining.
Written January 16, 2017
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 February 28, 2017
I am a fourteen year old girl so I was slightly worried that this movie would be boring. It was the opposite. There were always different conflicts that kept popping up and every character's personality developed a lot by the end of the movie.
Written June 29, 2016
Hugely disappointed to learn the horrid plantation scenes were complete fiction and the real butler had no such negative experiences making this film simply racially divisive, negative propaganda.
Furthermore the whole son is also complete fiction which makes the bulk of this movie (especially the most interesting parts) complete fiction and not about the real butler or his real experiences except he was a black staffer (not butler) in the white house.
I think of all the people who will leave the theater thinking those horrible things really happened to him and how yet another generation will be instilled with racial hatred from fiction marketed as fact.
Why did you attach yourself to this Oprah? Makes me rethink you. Did you not know?
I would still like to see the REAL story of how the REAL blackstaffer in the white house for so long really experienced life and change. That would be amazing.
I am left wondering why anyone would invent such a racial divisive fake scene.
Written May 22, 2017
A lovely and moving story. The acting is terrific & it's well worth seeing. The point to remember is that it is full of inaccuracies...and unfairly portrays Reagan & others. I don't understand why you can't tell the true story & the struggles of black folks...which is all too true without fabricating the story of others.