• Released
  • February 15, 2013
  • NR , 1 hr 38 min
  • Political Drama
    Drama
  • 5 Fan Ratings
50

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Odd and not entirely uninteresting little docudrama.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A curiosity telling the President's story through the eyes of longtime friend Ward Hill Lamon, it's of interest only to serious history-hounds and techies curious about its unusual green-screen production.
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40

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
The whole affair has an artificial look reminiscent of a community theater production on a cardboard set. The vintage images don’t add enough to make up for the visual distraction. The story, though, is of moderate interest.
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40

Variety

The script, while largely historically accurate, is undermined by stilted dialogue, and the picture is laced with ill-fitting parts that wind up literally all over the matte. The result is a film better suited to classrooms than theaters.
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38

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
Under even the best of circumstances, Saving Lincoln would have to inevitably face the scrutiny of potential redundancy.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The movie’s gimmick is having the actors visually superimposed over sets created from actual Civil War photographs. But this collage effect, while striving for truthfulness, comes off like a View-Master version of a tale already told.
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20

Los Angeles Times

Saving Lincoln feels amateurish, strange and beyond redress.
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0

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
At its worst, the film is a panoply of ersatz camera placement and terrible scene blocking, actors having no clue how to interact with their surroundings as they rifle through dialogue that stands as a series of historical checkpoints rather than a cohesive story.
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0

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The tragic ending the material demands precludes viewers from complaining that the movie is the most unpleasant thing that could happen in a theater.
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23 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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