The Butler

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Released 2013

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Director:
Lee Daniels
Released:
2013
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A White House butler (Forest Whitaker) has a front-row seat to history over the course of three decades and eight presidential administrations, including those of Eisenhower (Robin Williams), Kennedy (James Marsden) and Nixon (John Cusack).

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  • 83

    Entertainment Weekly

    As Cecil, Whitaker is mesmerizing. The actor seems to shrink into his imposing frame, summoning a performance of quiet, bottled-up force.

  • 60

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    Inspiring if not inspired, Lee Daniels' The Butler is a sort of Readers' Digest overview of the 20th century American civil rights movement centered on an ordinary individual with ...

  • 60

    Time Out New York Keith Uhlich

    Viewers familiar with Daniels's idiosyncratically vulgar work might be disappointed that there's little here that compares to Nicole Kidman loosing a yellow stream on Zac Efron's j...

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