Butter Reviews

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June 27, 2019
Sporting an impressive supporting cast, this high glossed satire of Middle America has charming and hilarious moments, but suffers considerably from a labored, schizophrenic attempt to be politically correct and daring satire at the same time.
January 31, 2019
Butter isn't painful, but neither is it comically nutritious. It's a sculpture that a lot of people put a lot of effort into, but the end result doesn't really say much.
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.
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.
May 26, 2013
The characters want to melt your heart, but like everything in "Butter," they're just too pat.
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.
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
October 15, 2012
As smart, savvy, and witty as the film is at times, it never escapes the inherent identity crisis in its makeup
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.
October 6, 2012
The film's skewering of Middle America is so soft, you could easily cut it with -- what else? -- a butter knife.
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.
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.
October 5, 2012
Plays like one long, slow descent into cloying moralizing and uplift that's well past its expiration date.
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.
October 5, 2012
With Sarah Palin, the movie's thinly disguised object of derision, now operating on the fringe of mainstream culture, the entire film feels like yesterday's news.
October 5, 2012
The movie's entire superior attitude is kind of annoying.
October 5, 2012
The film ping-pongs jarringly between Laura and Destiny's stories, both of which are strikingly different in terms of their tone.
October 5, 2012
At times, the Midwestern satire "Butter" is almost funny, and in its honor I almost laughed.
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