• Released
  • February 15, 2013
  • NR , 1 hr 38 min
  • Political Drama
    Drama
  • 5 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon serves as President Lincoln's self-appointed bodyguard.

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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...
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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...
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40

Variety

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The script, while largely historically accurate, is undermined by stilted dialogue, and the picture is laced with ill-fitting parts that...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Rated NR