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Lee Daniels' The Butler Reviews

Lee Daniels' The Butler

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

August 16, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Lee Daniels

Starring :

Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Mariah Carey, Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Jane Fonda, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Minka Kelly, Lenny Kravitz, Liev Schreiber, Jesse Williams, Nelsan El

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

3 of 5

“..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]
2.5 of 4

“.."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]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]

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