Lee Daniels' The Butler

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Well-acted civil rights tale is moving but too formulaic.

PG-13 2013 113 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 15+
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Great Closure to a Civil Rights Unit

Over the course of the unit, I have the students research and the Civil Rights topics mentioned in this movie. The lunch counter sit-ins, the freedom rides, the children's march, and many others. I use the movie to tie everything together for them in a visual manner. I find it has a greater impact when the kids know about each topic that is brought up in the movie.

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