Written July 31, 2015
THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR. Give Daniel Day - Lewis the Academy Award. Sally Field should be up for Best Actress, and either Joseph Gorden - Levit, Tommy Lee Jones or Donald Straithan best supporting actor nominations. Everything about this movie was fabolous, this is a MUST SEE FOR EVERYBODY, but don't take my word for it, see it for yourselves.
Written October 30, 2014
Lincoln was excellent. Daniel Day-Lewis did a fantastic job -- he truly became Lincoln in this movie. Wonderful supporting cast.
I would highly recommend this movie.
Written February 09, 2016
As might be expected, the cinematography is pretty, the costumes and set design - gorgeous, the acting (for the most part) is superb, but in the end, the film does Not flow very well. Honestly, I appreciate the narrative that Spielberg and company were attempting to give, but it doesn't come out in the wash. Much of this can be attributed to editing. There are quite few scenes that simply should have been left on the cutting room floor; not for content but for the sake of the movie as a whole. One almost gets the sense that Spielberg clung to, at all costs, certain episodes of the era, or maybe just morsels from an earlier screenplay, even if they ultimately interfered with the story arc in the final edit. Secondly, Lincoln is very much a dialogue-heavy film, which is fine and something that can and has worked well in other projects, but it seems this one passes up several opportunities to neutralize the chatter with some silence, or scenery, or action.
Written May 24, 2015
From beginning to end supurb and historically RIGHT ON!!
Daniel Day-Lewis is OSCAR Worthy in his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln
Sally Field incredible as Mary Todd Lincoln!
The entire cast out did themselves!
I would go to see it again!!
Written October 28, 2014
This is a brilliant film by Mr. Spielberg that speaks of man's best and worst. He has presented these themes to us before and our hearts, minds and souls are better for it. The usless loss of war and the ideals of freedom and equality are common themes but never better embodied than here in this portait of Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis. With an engaging script by Tony Kushner and superlative performances by all, this movie draws a concise picture of 19th century America and the issues that have resonated throughout history and around the world. The view offered is not a grandiose heroic tableux but a heartfelt human vision that embraces tragedy and the need to heal a nation. Through Mr. Spielberg's artfully subtle direction we witness a war and a fight in government that reveals a man with a keen sense of humor, human nature and justice. Sally Fields in one of her most compelling roles should surely be considered for an Oscar as well as Gloria Ruben and James Spader. Excellent !