Written March 01, 2015
I wasn't too blown away by this film. It was not so much about Lincoln himself as it was about politics and passing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the US. A lot of people liked it, but throughout most of the film, I was just saying "get on with it!" The personal touches with his wife and sons seemed to be an afterthought, and I never really got engaged with any of the characters. Even the war scenes were not enough to engage me. I really don't know why so many people are so knocked out about it.
Written November 10, 2012
I am steeped in US History, and even I learned some new things about the 13th amendment.
Fabulous acting, directing and of course writing. Doris Kearns Goodwin and Steven Speilberg are an amazing team.
Written December 27, 2014
Just a great movie and the cast was fantastic. D.D.Lewis became Lincoln he should win an Oscar for his portrayal of this great man. Tommy Lee Jones was perfect, Sally Fields did an outstanding job as Mrs. Lincoln. The theater was pretty full for a Tuesday night and you could hear a pin drop. Just a great tribute to a great man. Go see this one.
Written October 29, 2014
This 2 1/2 hours went by so fast it was hard to believe it was over. Fabulous cast, well written script, perfect costumes. This is a do not miss movie. If you are taking young people, it would be good to review some of the period history so they understand what led up to the events. I have NEVER been able to sit through a 2 hours movie without having to get up once and I was unable to leave my seat during this extraordinarily well done historical piece.
Written January 31, 2015
Such a pleasure to see this actor once again master a character. Sally also nailed Mary Todd. The music was inspired but could have been less, and especially more Copeland inspired, less Sousa. Steven has his masterful team of cameras, lighting, sets and costumes do their magic. A more realistic portrayal of the black soldiers and servants might have made me trust the story more but Steven, Doris and Tony had a story to tell their way. The ending is true Hollywood, left me disenchanted.