Written July 01, 2016
This movie was well acted but it would have been nice if it was based on fact! There are so many falsehoods in this movie that it is hard to find any truth! Don't waste your time!
Written February 07, 2016
I am old enough to remember the civil rights movement. This movie brought back a lot of the feelings assoicated with events taking place during thse days. I could understand the dynamic beteen father and son. it was a very good movie. I hope that we will be able to get more thought provoking movies that feature the issues that impact African Americans. Not just the hip hop generation.
Written July 30, 2016
Was it predictable? Of course. Was it a feel good movie? Absolutely.
But all of the actors gave stellar performances. The movie itself was captivating and at times I had the chills as i watched the historical references. Robin Williams as Eisenhower, Liev Schreiber as LBJ, John Cusak as Nixon and Alan Rickman were amazing. I don't remember the guy who played JFK because he honestly was no that good.
Don't miss the movie. It is amazing.
Written July 29, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The closing statement overwhelmed me and brought tears to my eyes. The entire audience rose up and applauded at the movies completion. We had so much to reflect on. We were ashamed of the behavior of the Southern whites, the US Army and the American public for our lack of engagement in the inhuman treatment of all African Americans. We need to address the plight of our Black and American Indian citizens here at home and let the rest of the free world deal with the plight of third world nations.
Written July 02, 2016
The movie is brilliant.. As the movie transitioned through the various presidents, the services past and present related to the butler vs personal issues intertwined with real life events is brilliant!!! I was amazed by the actors chosen to play the various presidents they were excellent. This movie gave us a glimpse of what its was like to live in that time through the eyes of this butler.
The movie is Oscar material.