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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 16, 2014
    7
    Honestly, this one was pretty good. It was pretty funny and it had a lot of heart. I'm surprised to say I enjoyed a movie about carving butter, but I did. It never took itself too seriously, which is one of the biggest appeals, plus any movie with Olivia Wilde as a stripper is ok in my book.
  2. Dec 25, 2013
    9
    This movie is simply hilarious. From the reviews I have read, people took it far too seriously. A movie about Ty Burrell as a master butter art sculptor is in no way meant to be taken seriously. This film pokes into the satirical style a few times, but overall stays as one of those over-the-top, ridiculous-yet-hilarious-characters type of films. It is hilarious and is really a movie that uses a silly plot to provide a setting for great comedy--in a good way. This movie is filled with jokes, and the plot is insignificant. If you came into this expecting to care about a butter sculpting competition, then I am not sure what movie is for you. Watch this movie expecting a lot of great scenes that could stand alone in any movie as comedy gold. Expand
  3. 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.
  4. Dec 14, 2012
    5
    What starts as a mildly assuming farce, devolves into a pedestrian trudge to the long awaited finish line. The bar for comedy is often set awfully low. In the case of this film, they barely cleared the bar.
  5. 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."