Serious play on a historical figure doing unnatural things

By roth4fun
Written June 23, 2012
Not much to say, if you like vampire movies and ones about maturing into the hero, this is good. A similar character progression like in Wanted with the film style and action of 300. Only two sexual reference scenes and the R rating is from the blood, dismemberment, and mature themes. My teenager enjoyed it.
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Abe

By movie-pro
Written June 24, 2012
Weird movie but loved it..Hate having to do the 3D thing. Great special effects and settings. Abe rocks !!!
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Tim Burton rides again.....

By bobsocean
Written January 28, 2015
I thought the movie was pretty good, particularly in 3D. Not one of those movies you wait to see on your television set from a CD. I had read the book, and thought the movie did not do it justice. Very little of the story came across on the screen. But, as a movie it was full of action and exciting scenes. The special effects were really pretty good. The acting could have been better. I would not recommend this film to little children, as some of the scenes were pretty brutal and bloody.
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Nothing like the book, but OK

By Barb117
Written July 28, 2015
If you are going to this movie to watch Abraham Lincoln fight vampires with superhero-like skills, then you will not be disappointed. There are action scenes aplenty, and although the slow-motion action effect is overused it is still quite good visually. Lincoln engages in Matrix-esque battles with the undead throughout. If you are going to see it because you loved the book, you many find yourself feeling let down. What makes the book so successful is the fact that if you took away the vampires, it could almost be an Abe Lincoln biography. The author weaves this secret life into actual facts about Lincoln-making him a real person fighting extraordinary evil. The movie, however, makes Abe into a superhuman vampire killing machine, while leaving out or changing so many plot points of the book that it's almost unrecognizable. If only they had stuck closer to the book...it was already a great, action-packed story. I was not a fan of this interpretation.
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Not Bad

By swaymbsc
Written June 24, 2012
This movie was ok. I thought it was going to be better than it was. I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10. Fight scenes were pretty good, story was ok. Main character looks like a young Liam Neeson..
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