Butter Reviews

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April 11, 2019
The entire plot for Butter is the kind of wackadoodle delight that one should really experience with fresh eyes and their feet up on a couch with a bowl junk food at their disposal.
December 21, 2018
There's no doubt "Butter" should be saltier, its resemblance to anything political constrained to the slickness of a campaign commercial, proving Smith to be a solid, if unspectacular maker of studio-grade comedies.
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.
October 8, 2012
Undeniably strange yet sassy, it spreads subversive, thinly-sliced Americana.
October 5, 2012
A wicked Midwest satire with razor blades stashed beneath its bright candy-apple surface.
October 5, 2012
(D)espite its slights, Butter finds a way to win us over.
October 5, 2012
Butter contains enough genuine levity to slide down easily.
October 5, 2012
Quirky comedy pushes boundaries in the name of laughs.
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.
October 5, 2012
Director Jim Field Smith keeps the quirky characters coming with smooth efficiency and throws in some nice touches along the way.
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 ...
Top Critic
October 4, 2012
Butter thrives on skewering characters whose self-importance isolates them completely from the consequences of their actions.
October 4, 2012
Butter is a sassy movie that spreads charm and laughs. And butter.
October 3, 2012
High-calorie fun, an election-year treat that skewers small minds without making them synonymous with small towns.
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.
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.
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.
September 21, 2012
Once the wilted satire of Jason Micallef's script is stripped away, what's left is a generally amusing competition comedy.
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.
September 1, 2012
Who knew that this satire of small-town culture would be the year's funniest satire to date?
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