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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) - Movie Details

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132 min.
Release Date
August 16, 2013
DVD Release Date
January 14, 2014
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Running Time
132 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some violence and disturbing images, language, sexual material, thematic elements and smoking

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... Full synopsis »

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler is a piece of work: combining an impressive cast with a sprawling story about the Civil Rights movement, the movie is an epic waste of talent, and a huge test of your patience. Featuring surface-level storytelling and a lead character so boring that the only thing he manages to do is be a dick to his son for several decades, The Butler is what happens when a director convinces himself he is better than he actually is. Full movie review »

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