Written November 16, 2012
Lincoln, through its previews, gives off an inspiring, yet serious tone to the movie. That is what you get with this, and MUCH MUCH more. I dont want to give anything away with this film, other than that it was greatly done and it will bring out some emotion in you in some way or another. The acting was great, and that should be a no-brainer considering the cast. I seriously recommend all teenagers and adults to see this movie! It will be a great learning and enjoyable experience for all!
GREAT MOVIE, GO SEE IT!!
Written September 01, 2014
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 November 14, 2012
This movie was very well done. If you are expecting a suspenseful war/drama movie, that's not what you are going to get. It is very focused on Lincoln himself and the political scene at the time. This is a great movie portraying an important part of American history.
Written September 20, 2014
Why in the world are people calling this movie good?!? Is it out of some sort of misguided sense of patriotism? Okay, the cast and acting are good, but the bottom line here is this movie is BORING. Soooo boring. Most boring movie I've ever seen, and I've seen Wyatt Earp.
It could have been so good, but they turn it into the equivalent of watching 2 hours of C-Span in 1873. What that means is the whole movie is nothing but the political procedure of manipulating men and getting the bill passed. Do you care that the bill is passed? No. They made no attempt to show the inhumanity of slavery or presented any characters with which to empathize with or pull for. Slavery is ended and you couldn't care less.
Then there's the war going on that's constantly being referred to. I'd like to care that my fellow countrymen are dying over their differences. I want to feel the desire for the war to end by getting the bill passed. But I don't. Because I never see the war. Only old men bickering.
Written November 11, 2012
First, I should disclose that I am in love with Daniel Day-Lewis. So, this review might be a tad skewed. OMG, DDL is once again beautifully masterful. I would write more about how much I love watching him do everything, but you may get bored. This story about the 13th Amendment was something I do not recall learning in school - so that was educational. I like Liam all right, but I am so glad DDL played Lincoln instead. The acting and direction were flawless. Tommy Lee Jones had some great lines. Ha ha. Can't believe how unappealing make-up made Lee Pace, but I'm sure that's what Spielberg intended. I totally need to buy some biographies on Thaddeus Stevens and Lincoln now - both such admirable beings.