Written July 30, 2015
...others may be bored with the engrossing politics and Capitol Hill manuevering, but what great perfomances! DDL is gonna get his 3rd and Sally Field's one fiery scene and another heart melting scene will get her a nomination.
You will come away with a soul stirring feeling of having spent 4 months with Lincoln himself! His stories are like Granpa would tell you, his wisdom always made his way to the end of a discussion, and his determination to see see things through.
I get bored with politics especially after the recent year of crap. That is the only reason I do't gove it top marks. People may be bored with the D vs R battle.
Written January 25, 2015
It's epic, complex, sad, funny, and insightful.
Beyond that, won't attempt to describe the artistry that is this film...just go see it. In the theater. A fitting tribute to Veteran's Day, and to those who gave the last full measure.
Written November 28, 2015
Great story, well told with humor and humanity. Has politics really changed in 150 years? You be the judge. This is the level of detail I never got in school. I definitely would have been a better student if it had been presented like this. I was totally engrossed and entertained for the whole show. Another Spielberg triumph with great acting all around and realistic staging.
Written December 20, 2014
Both of us are as 'soothsayers' ; always believing tomorrow is often dictated and a repeat of history/yesterday.
To see it proven true was very evident in this film. Spielberg, the team, Licoln Author and HIstorians; proof of validity with long list of credits heighten its' validity.
All those in Congress/Senator & House & Executive Branches should view this film once a year as a reminder of necessity to do What Is Right For The Country, Our Future; not their individual pockets; though it is still evident how that still plays a role in decision making.
Decisions must be made and an excellent decision to our Educated & quasi-educated citizens is to See This Movie...
Re-Learn that History Does Repeat; afterall, aren't we all the same types of modern people still roaming this country?
Le Chaim to our future generations
F & T Russ
Written November 12, 2012
A wonderful portrait of Lincoln as he worked with members of Congress to get a bill passed banning slavery ...great performances. An inspiring lesson in American history.