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Lee Daniels' The Butler

(2013)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/16/2013 , 126min.
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73%
Viewer score based on 124 ratings
66%
Critic score based on 43 reviews

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January 07, 2014
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GOOD MOVIE..LIKE THE HISTORY AND THE STORY TOLD.BUT A BIT TOO LONG AND ALOT OF THE CHARACTERS WERE UNFORGETABLE..COULD HAVE BEEN A MADE FOR TV MOVIE
October 20, 2013
avivagi
Good movie but not original since there were so many movies about slavery and their emancipation. Very interesting though because it was based on a true story. Unfortunately politicians suck. ALL people should be treated equally.
October 12, 2013
npeter4814
Great movie- brought back memories that help shaped America.
October 10, 2013
cdyson3242
A sorry movie. It was advertised as being about events in the white house but actually it was a history of the Civil Right m9ovement in hte last 60 or so years. Just anotaher crappy efforat to stir up racial haatred again. Sorry I wasted time on ita.
September 30, 2013
ayoung9026
Excellent movie! Super star studded, impacting and inspiring!!!

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Guardian
A great film about the American civil rights movement is way overdue. The Butler, overwhelmed by flash and good intentions, doesn't even come close. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
Make no mistake, Daniels is gunning for awards here; the movie has that sheen, that Big Important Feel. But the performances keep it grounded. Let someone else decide winners and losers. Just enjoy “The Butler” for the sometimes-moving experience it is. Full Review
Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
With the film, Lee Daniels quietly pushes his talent for hashing out visceral, violent emotions into unexpected dramatic terrain. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Authentic emotion competes with manufactured sentiment for the heart of Lee Daniels' The Butler. Full Review
David Edelstein
New York Magazine (Vulture)
Crudely ­powerful. You can object to the thuggish direction and the script that’s a series of signposts, but not the central idea, which is genuinely illuminating. Full Review
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