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Lee Daniels' The Butler

Synopsis

Director Lee Daniels (Precious) teams up with Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Danny Strong to tell the remarkable story of White House butler Eugene Allen (played by Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker), who served eight U.S. presidents over the course of 30 years, and witnessed sweeping social change during his three decades of service at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Inspired by Wil Haygood's Washington Post article, the film features Robin Williams as Dwight D. Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev...more

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3.0

Dave White Profile

Not a sequel to The Help. At all.

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Other Critics

4.0

66 out of 100 Metascore®

Generally favorable reviews

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For Families

13

OK for kids 13+

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Butler gets mixed reviews by scribonz
Forest Whitaker is great and plays a very credible role as the leading actor in the film. I did find the movie to be overly melodramatic at times and quite...

5

Great movie by griffinula

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