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Butter Reviews



out of 100

Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJohn Anderson

    The film grows increasingly mirthful as the characters come into focus, and the casting is the key: Ms. Garner, who also helped produce the film, has a gift for catty roles, and Ms. Wilde is so funny she should play hookers all the time.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayScott Bowles

    It's been a long time since a movie wasted this much talent.

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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Self-righteous and smug in its use of heartland stereotypes, the movie backfires by assuming that its intended liberal audience is just as intolerant and condescending as the conservative opposition insists it is.

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