Written September 23, 2014
WORTH SEEING: Daniel Day-Lewis is magnificent in Spielberg's Lincoln, which is very well made. Best decisions: it begins with the Gettysburg Address, and ends with the Second Inaugural, which is probably the greatest American political speech of all time.
Written January 05, 2013
This was beautifully shot and humanizes Lincoln really well. Because of Spielberg, I was expecting something more emotional, which this film wasn't. I felt the ending was too abrupt. Maybe the extended version will come out on blu-ray.
Written November 13, 2012
Run don't walk to see LINCOLN. Couldn't be more timely. Incredible performances throughout. I'm still feeling it and thinking about it...and about seeing it again.
Written July 26, 2014
Just went to see this one and with all the Hype about award winning content and performances this is posibly the biggest let down I have ever had at a movie. For starters, this movie is one big bore and I mean that sincerely. This is 2 1/2 hours of Lincoln and his Republican Congressmen twisting arms and bribing people to push through the 13th ammendment. Tommy Lee Jones might be the only saving Grace in this movie as his performance and character portrayal are the only interesting and enetertaining part of this over-rated bomb. If you open up an 8th grade level history book it is more educational than the content here and quite frankly some of the lines written into this are flat out unbelievable, but presented to you as though it were solid fact. The only thing more shocking to me than this dud are the reviews that it has received from people and critics.. My only guess is that most people in this country never learned history in school. Buy a book and get the real truth.
Written August 31, 2014
This is a very enjoyable film that displays the incredible performances of the lead actors.
If there is a weakness, the story over the enacting of the 13th amendment seems a bit melodramatic compared to the real conflict that waged on the battlefield. This makes the film slow at times, much like on of Lincoln's many stories.
In all, it made this historical man very accessible to people of our age.