Lee Daniels' The Butler

Lee Daniels' The Butler

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Average of 406 ratings: 3.6 Stars

2013 M Contains violence and offensive language.

One quiet voice can ignite a revolution

Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker delivers a powerful performance as Cecil Gaines, who served as the White House butler under eight presidents. His three decades of service unfold against a backdrop of unparalleled change in American history.

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127 minutes

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Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1 & 2.0

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Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & 2.0

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2 by Tubbs

Dramatic re-run of well known and documented events.

3 by Cockatoo

A long movie, with lots of famous actors and critical events more the focus than character development.

3.5 by PDWriter

Long and tedious, but the cast is marvelous as is the sad march of American history across the screen. It's all there: Eisenhouer the well meaning conservative, JFK shot down, Nixon the drunkard, Johnson... Read more

4 by moll and baz

A great story but too long winded. Some excellent acting but i felt the leading actor lacked charisma. He spoke in a monotone that I found difficult to hear at times.

2.5 by Aunty Stick

as others have said a bit long, a bit slow and for me a bit once over lightly Have recently watched The Help which dealt with the same topic much better.

3 by cybrarian

I watched this in two sessions, and it did take a while to get round to the second half because it was a bit slow in the middle. I liked the way they juxtaposed the old and new worlds - deference, subservience... Read more

3 by Riverspastor

Very long but quite enjoyable true story about the life of a Butler who served under several Presidents. It was wonderful to see so many amazing actors make an appearance. I didn't really know much... Read more

3 by Jodi*

I watched this movie with no idea what it was really about and it was quite unexpected! I really liked the narrative of the movie, and the story being told from a parental view of a situation which... Read more

5 by Lornanz

We had mixed reviews on this movie ... My husband saw it before I did and said he just didn't get it ... On the other hand I loved it and watched it twice ... Yes it has the standard story improvements... Read more

2.5 by erindan

I felt they could have done more to replicate the presidents, the only one I recognised was Reagan, in this day and age, they could have done better. I had to guess which Pres we were up to. Loved Cuba though, good watch