Metal Arcade: Zack Kircher writes:
There are some films that tackle serious issues (whether they be from the past or present) with the purpose of truly moving us to change as a society. And then there are films that have an agenda of simply winning awards. From the trailer, it appeared the latest concoction of The Weinstein Company – The Butler (and no, I am not calling it by its “proper” title) – would be just that, a drama about race created mainly to win the hearts of Academy voters. However, does director Lee Daniels’ new film ultimately rise above expectations and become something more than that?