Great acting, well shot, poor screenplay

By MaverickRK
Written November 19, 2012
I felt the screenplay did a terrible job of tying a lot of episodic parts, and a vast collection of characters, together to move you through the story. It was easy to lose track of who was in favor of what and why.
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Brillian Daniel Day-Lewis

By chasbeau
Written March 30, 2015
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.
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By areed54
Written December 26, 2014
No small feat to take an iconic figure like Abraham Lincoln and humanize him. Daniel Day-Lewis not only gives Lincoln the voice of a man reared in Kentucky and Illinois, but his body conveys the heaviness this president carried. Sally Field's portrayal of Mary Todd is a careful balance between the intelligence of the woman and her darkness. Yes, it is true: you have to think, you have to listen. If we made a list of movies every candidate for federal office (not to mention every voter) needs to see, this one would be on the top.
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Just Like Being There

By OrangePurpleSteve
Written August 02, 2015
Lincoln was done so well that it made me feel like I was there. Daniel Day Lewis was amazing. I believe there will be many Academy Award nominations for this film including Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field.
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Not so emotional

By DaddyJeffy
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.
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