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Lee Daniels' The Butler (The Butler) (2013)

Lee Daniels' The Butler
6.9 Rating
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7.1 IMDB rating

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Forest Whitaker

Forest Whitaker

Cecil Gaines
David Banner

David Banner

Earl Gaines
Michael Rainey Jr.

Michael Rainey Jr.

Cecil Gaines (8)
Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

Hattie Pearl
Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer

Thomas Westfall
Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave

Annabeth Westfall
Aml Ameen

Aml Ameen

Cecil Gaines (15)


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Danny Strong

Danny Strong

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The Butler

11 months, 1 week ago at Sep 17 20:44
Lee Daniels, even in his awards-baiting prestige mode, is never one for subtly of emotion or the difference between gratuitous and melodramatic and finely assembled montage. The Butler will make you cry and feel an emotion, but only because it has worked so damn hard to beat it out of you when if it had taken a “Just the fact ma’am” approach we would have ended up with something all the bett... read more

About a man who saw vast change in American histor

7 months, 1 week ago at Jan 13 12:24
You can call it as this year's 'The Help'. This historical drama speaks about an Afro-American orphan kid, which is loosely based on a real person's story. The movie looked more like a television movie than a silver screen movie, but somehow worked very well for me. A man's journey passing through different generation about 90 years of life was remarkably showed in this 2 hours cinema.

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Has merit, but it's hugely flawed

9 months, 1 week ago at Nov 17 8:13
"I'm Cecil Gaines. I'm the new butler."

The official title of The Butler is in fact Lee Daniels' The Butler, as The Weinstein Company were forced to make a slight alteration due to peculiar studio politics. It may seem like a trivial change, but it's actually very appropriate, reinforcing that this is not so much a sweeping historical drama but rather a Lee Daniels movie slathered w... read more
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An African-American's eyewitness accounts of notable events of the 20th century during his tenure as a White House butler.
Release date: 16 August 2013
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“The Butler is a masterpiece. The acting is phenomenal. The story is fantastic and intriguing. It was interesting to see such a person deal with the different styles of politics throughout the years. It was also interesting to see how his family had to deal with everything. One thing I would have liked to see was either someone playing Barack Obama at the end of movie or at least the man himself. I mean the guy that played him Orlando Eric Street had filmed some scenes, but they were cut before the film came out.

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