Five-star performances by Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines and David Oyelowo as Louis Gaines complete a trifecta in making The Butler one of the best films of the year, so far.
There are very few faults to this film and they are only in some of the casting choices for the seven presidents Cecil serves in his term at the White House. I would have preferred lesser known actors, who were more lookalikes.
And the only real problem is that those who should see this film probably won’t. It would be great if there were a mandatory screening for all members of Congress.I give The Butler a 4+ out of 5, with the abovementioned actors getting high-5s for their performances.