Based LOOSELY on a true story

By t884
Written February 06, 2016
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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Fantastic movie!

By Prince Sherriffe
Written May 03, 2016
This movie was absolutely amazing! It is mainly for those with a higher interest in history and our presidents. It is a very descriptive movie and gives a huge real life example of the way of thought amongst black men and women. Along with white men and women. Those that wish the blacks to be oppressed as apposed to those that do not. And those that are in mutual standings with both sides.
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Truly excellent in every way

By warnerv
Written February 24, 2017
Great historical movie. Forest deserves Oscar. Acting was wonderful, especially Oprah. Great editing and photographs and videos - true videos from the past. Definitely GOOOO. You will learn a lot.
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A bit rough at the beginning

By alexandervonroon815
Written February 07, 2016
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.
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Too long and slow. Could have been a good story but

By emilyakarr
Written July 26, 2016
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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