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.
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.
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.
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.
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.