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Butter Reviews

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Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine
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
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
October 8, 2012
Undeniably strange yet sassy, it spreads subversive, thinly-sliced Americana.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Peter Debruge
October 5, 2012
A wicked Midwest satire with razor blades stashed beneath its bright candy-apple surface.
Bill Gibron
October 5, 2012
(D)espite its slights, Butter finds a way to win us over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 5, 2012
Butter contains enough genuine levity to slide down easily.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 5, 2012
Quirky comedy pushes boundaries in the name of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
October 5, 2012
We're still just scratching the surface of witty, provocative humor as long as envelope-pushing directors such as Jim Field Smith continue to find work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 5, 2012
Director Jim Field Smith keeps the quirky characters coming with smooth efficiency and throws in some nice touches along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
October 4, 2012
The film grows increasingly mirthful as the characters come into focus, and the casting is the key: Ms. Garner, who also helped produce the film, has a gift for catty roles ...
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October 4, 2012
Butter thrives on skewering characters whose self-importance isolates them completely from the consequences of their actions.
Chase Whale
October 4, 2012
Butter is a sassy movie that spreads charm and laughs. And butter.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
October 3, 2012
High-calorie fun, an election-year treat that skewers small minds without making them synonymous with small towns.
Prairie Miller
October 1, 2012
If anyone thinks Obama's statement about rural whites in this country clinging to their guns and religion as the hands down, way over the top winning quote in riling up the rubes, they haven't seen this movie buttering up the blue states.
Cole Smithey
September 28, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Everyone knows capitalism is a racist construct to begin with. It's funny watching an African American girl turn "the white man's burden" on its head.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 28, 2012
Butter is a spectacularly entertaining film, a well written, perfectly paced comedy brought to life by one of the year's best ensemble casts. It also functions as adept, timely political satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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William Goss
September 21, 2012
Once the wilted satire of Jason Micallef's script is stripped away, what's left is a generally amusing competition comedy.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
September 16, 2012
'Butter' took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting much, but it turned out to be a movie filled with humor, heart and art. It's one of my favorites this year.
Harvey S. Karten
September 1, 2012
Who knew that this satire of small-town culture would be the year's funniest satire to date?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 22, 2011
...an unexpectedly entertaining and frequently laugh-out-loud funny piece of work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Edward Douglas
September 18, 2011
A fairly simple and straight-forward competition comedy that's much more entertaining and endearing than one might imagine from the premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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