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 October 21, 2014
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 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 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.
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.