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6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16

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  1. Jan 26, 2013
    1
    Just another excuse for Hollywood to mock middle class white people in flyover country. The only wise and profound person was an 11-year-old token black child. They even managed to rope in Hugh Jackman to mock God and praying.
  2. Oct 8, 2012
    3
    One of the many amazing things about movies is that it can take you from a rainy, no beach, Columbus holiday to a butter sculpture contest at the Iowa State Fair. tA wife, Laura Pickler (Jennifer Garner), of the ma, Bob Pickler (Ty Burrell), who won it for 15 years in a row and has been sort of pushed not to enter this year, finds herself in a
Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Oct 7, 2012
    38
    It's been a long time since a movie wasted this much talent.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Oct 7, 2012
    30
    Plays like one long, slow descent into cloying moralizing and uplift that's well past its expiration date.
  3. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Oct 6, 2012
    50
    With both Garner and Shahedi providing voice-over, the small-town stakes and the big thematic ideas, Butter feels like someone trying to create the lemonade tang and quenching zest of, say, Alexander Payne's "Election."