Written September 20, 2014
Just like Schindler's List....................You know the story - or so you think. Then you're so INTO the story you just go with it. DD Lewis and Sally Field at the top of their game!
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 !
Written December 17, 2012
Historically this movie was great. It was very long and drawn out without very much dynamic transitions. I would like to have seen more drama vs. "story" telling. Needs to be seen but I probably wont watch it again.
Written January 29, 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 November 18, 2012
While the performances of Day-Lewis et al are terrific, the script is languid at best. The movie was overly long and pedantic at points. Preachy too (from a standard Hollywood perspective). Cinematography is just right with a sepia tone overlay that ties to the Matthew Brady photos of the era with which we are familiar. Given all the hype, I was disappointed.