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Butter Reviews

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June 21, 2016
'Butter' pokes R-rated comedy (lots of swearing) fun at dirty politics, as well as the 4-H club-attending, pie-baking, cow-comparing, butter-carving, red state demographic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
November 25, 2013
The final result, however, is a complete oddity that is less an interesting political satire and more the piercing examination of butter carving competitions that no one ever asked for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 26, 2013
The characters want to melt your heart, but like everything in "Butter," they're just too pat.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 2, 2012
Butter is a dizzying blend of smug satire, surface-level observations and mean-spirited swipes at flyover types. Oh, and take away Olivia Wilde and it's a laugh-free affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 1, 2012
A movie concerned with the seemingly ridiculous world of butter carving may not sound like a smart, tear-jerking, must-watch political satire. Yet Jim Field Smith's sophomore effort Butter is all of the above and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 28, 2012
Butter has strong moments and has more than a few good jokes, but as a whole it struggles to keep its footing
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2012
As smart, savvy, and witty as the film is at times, it never escapes the inherent identity crisis in its makeup
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 8, 2012
Undeniably strange yet sassy, it spreads subversive, thinly-sliced Americana.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 8, 2012
A heartland-set train wreck of purported satire that is confusingly edited throughout, and full of false moments which betray a lack of rigorous conceptual thought and honesty.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 6, 2012
The film's skewering of Middle America is so soft, you could easily cut it with -- what else? -- a butter knife.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2012
A wicked Midwest satire with razor blades stashed beneath its bright candy-apple surface.
October 5, 2012
Hardly the high-priced spread, this condescending comedy about Middle America will score with some audiences and put off others.
October 5, 2012
It settles for cute when it could have had more bite, and it aims for amusing when it had hilarious in its sights.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 5, 2012
Like its namesake, this small-town ensemble comedy is somewhat oily and lacking in flavor.
October 5, 2012
Another in a long line of bad films set in the Midwest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 5, 2012
(D)espite its slights, Butter finds a way to win us over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2012
Butter contains enough genuine levity to slide down easily.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 5, 2012
Plays like one long, slow descent into cloying moralizing and uplift that's well past its expiration date.
October 5, 2012
Quirky comedy pushes boundaries in the name of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2012
Garner's Laura is a lazy caricature, a Sarah Palin-style Republican trophy wife in power suit and pearls, but then every character in rookie writer Jim Micallef's script is a flat stereotype.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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