Written May 28, 2016
The circumstances surrounding Congress passing the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution during the closing days of the Civil War is the movie's focus. Lincoln's political savvy coupled with his personal respect of all those around him define his character and his drive to accomplish this seemingly impossible task. Because of the common goodness of Lincoln's bearing, he stands above all others. The movie, I am sure is much like Lincoln was himself, so focused and absorbing you only realize their greatness after it and likewise his life finish.
Written February 21, 2017
We all know how it ends so why Spielberg decided he needed to include it makes no sense. I think the greater impact would have been the scene prior when he's walking out of the White House on the way to Ford's Theatre
Written October 25, 2016
heavy on politics, and political strategy, shold've been named "passage of the 13th amendment", it's a whole lot about the amendment and not much about Lincoln at all. It's worthwhile to see, possessed a lot of unknown facts and was great for history, however, it got to be boring at times.
Written March 06, 2015
My husband and I are 50+ professionals. We read the book Killing Lincoln and many others. We are history buffs. This movie is ponderous. SLOW. Slightly confusing. I say Don't go.
Written February 26, 2017
Great movie. I thought the acting and the cinematography were great. Day Lewis played and amazing role. I also thought that Tommy Lee Jones played an amazing supporting actor.