Tell us what you thought of 'Lee Daniels' The Butler'

Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey stir the early Oscar talk this weekend

<p>Oprah&nbsp;Winfrey and&nbsp;Forest&nbsp;Whitaker in &quot;Lee Daniels' The&nbsp;Butler&quot;</p>

Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker in "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Are you a fan of In Contention?

Sign up to get the latest updates instantly.

Well, after a hard fought title dispute and a wave of passes from critics, the wait is over for audiences who might be eager to take in "Lee Daniels' The Butler." I've more or less had my say on this one. Whitaker is good. Winfrey is great. The film itself is a bit soft but lands its share of emotion here and there. The curiosity right now is box office. Will it turn the corner and beat out some of the higher concept competition? Will it start out quietly and build steam with legs? Or will it just be a whispered memory by the time the awards season really kicks into gear? Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised by any of those outcomes. But now it's your turn to speak up. So when and if you see the film this weekend, head on back here with your thoughts and feel free to vote in our poll below. And if there's something else you've seen recently and want to discuss, go right ahead -- open thread.

HitFix Poll

What did you think of "Lee Daniels' The Butler?"

  • Select Cancel
  • Select Cancel
  • Select Cancel
  • Select Cancel
Oscar-statues-outside-the-82nd-academy-awards-at-the-kodak-theater-in-hollywood-ca._article_story_main_primary

Everything: Academy Awards

Latest news, photos, reviews, interviews, videos and more.

Kristopher-tapley-sm
Kristopher Tapley
Editor-at-Large
Kristopher Tapley has covered the film awards landscape for over a decade. He founded In Contention in 2005. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Times of London and Variety. He begs you not to take any of this too seriously.
2013-2014 OSCAR NOMINATIONS
UPDATED: MARCH 2, 2014