Written February 13, 2016
This is a very enjoyable film that displays the incredible performances of the lead actors.
If there is a weakness, the story over the enacting of the 13th amendment seems a bit melodramatic compared to the real conflict that waged on the battlefield. This makes the film slow at times, much like on of Lincoln's many stories.
In all, it made this historical man very accessible to people of our age.
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 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 February 08, 2016
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 July 24, 2016
A pretty good movie. A thought provoking movie mostly try's to show what Lincoln faced in the early days of congress. Kind of hits the big things most people will remember about Lincoln in the last 20 minutes.
Daniel Day Lewis hits his stride in this movie. You will recognize lots of TV actors and bit actors in this film.