One quiet voice can ignite a revolution
Forest Whitaker, Alan Rickman, Cuba Gooding Jr., David Oyelowo, John Cusack, Lenny Kravitz, Liev Schreiber, Melissa Leo, Oprah Winfrey, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, Vanessa Redgrave
|Screenplay||Danny Strong, from the article by Wil Haygood|
|Editing||Joe Klotz, Brian A. Kates|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Laura Ziskin Productions, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Pam Williams Productions, Windy Hill Pictures|
|Language||Fairly frequent, pejorative, mild to moderate impact|
|Violence||Frequent scenes, mild to moderate|
|Prejudice||Frequent scenes, mild to moderate|
|Drug abuse||Two scenes of excessive drinking, mil impact|
|Comments||Racism is the principal theme that runs through a film about America and its deeply divisive segregated nature. Themes linked to it are a slowly awakening national consciousness, and the efforts of civil rights movements to oppose bigotry. These themes are mature and complex, prompting viewers to things carefully about this important issue.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Munya Vomo US History serves up Oscar bait.
Laetitia Pople Agter die gedienstige masker.
Todd McCarthy White House, black butler.
C. Fuchs Daniels' film feels like a made-for-TV movie, and a mediocre one at that.
Tomatometer Gut-wrenching and emotionally affecting, Lee Daniels' The Butler overcomes an uneven narrative thanks to strong performances from an all-star cast.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
What the People say
Average .. 63%