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  • It's watching Cecil open his eyes, in Whitaker's reflective, powerfully understated performance, that fills this flawed film with potency and purpose. Striving really does bring its own glory. show more

  • A nice idea for a movie, but has a mostly silly script and some of the craziest and most laughable casting imaginable. But the movie's main challenge is a simple one: It is very difficult, next to impossible, to build a movie around an inert, inactive character. show more

  • Authentic emotion competes with manufactured sentiment for the heart of Lee Daniels' The Butler. show more

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  • January 07, 2014 gm00000000176701
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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
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    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 The voice
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    Great movie- brought back memories that help shaped America.

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