'The Butler' -- two and 1/2 stars

<b>PG-13; 2:12 running time</b><br><br>

The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" ¿ a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room ¿ steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable and freeing distance from the flotilla of celebrity impersonations sailing by.<p>

-- Michael Phillips


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( Handout / MCT / August 7, 2012 )

PG-13; 2:12 running time

The best scenes in "Lee Daniels' The Butler" ¿ a family farewell at a bus station; a few drinks and a few dangerous glances among friends in an ordinary Washington, D.C., living room ¿ steer clear of the White House and keep a comfortable and freeing distance from the flotilla of celebrity impersonations sailing by.

-- Michael Phillips

Read the full "The Butler" movie review

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