The Butler is a historical fiction drama that chronicles the life of a White House butler who eyewitnesses some of the most notable events of the 20th century.
Film critic Walter Metz takes a closer look in this edition of SIU Reviews.
The Butler is currently playing in Carbondale. It is also scheduled for DVD release next month.
Walter Metz is the Chair of Southern Illinois University's Department of Cinema and Photography in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. His critiques are a regular feature of SIU Reviews.