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Lee Daniels' The Butler

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 16, 2013 12:23 PM
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The finely-tuned performances by Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey seal the deal, enriching the movie beyond the mere words in Danny Strong’s wide-ranging screenplay.

Red Tails—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 20, 2012 11:52 AM
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The story of the Tuskegee Airmen is one that every American should know, and deserving of a great film; unfortunately, this isn’t it. If one were scoring good intentions it would get an A for effort, simply for bringing a portion of this vast saga to theater screens. But the screenplay resembles an earnest junior high school play; that isn’t worthy of the subject or the people behind this endeavor.

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