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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 16, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

126 min.

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Lee Daniels

Producer

Lee Daniels, Cassian Elwes, Pamela Williams, Laura Ziskin, Buddy Patrick

Screenwriter

Lee Daniels, Danny Strong

Starring

Story


"Lee Daniels' The Butler" tells the story of a White House butler who served eight American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man's life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, and many more. Academy Award nominated Lee Daniels ("Precious") directs and co-wrote the script with Emmy-award winning Danny Strong ("Game Change").

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Forest Whitaker
New York Premiere of Lee Daniels' The Butler - Red Carpet Arrivals
Aug 05, 2013
Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda
New York Premiere of Lee Daniels' The Butler - Red Carpet Arrivals
Aug 05, 2013

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."Lee Daniels' The Butler'' is a star-filled, if heavy-handed, labor of love that certainly has its heart in the right place, and scores dramatically often enough to recommend it..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..at its most daring, the film acts as a subtly incendiary corrective to Hollywood's subservient treatment of blacks..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]