Summary: The story of Lincoln’s life and tragic death has been told countless times over the last 150 years. It’s one of the best known historical stories in American, perhaps in world history. It’s almost unthinkable that a new production could find anything new to tell us.
Excerpt: In the past twelve months we’ve been inundated with movies about Lincoln. Granted Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter isn’t exactly the biopic that Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln was, but the 16th President’s name was in the title.
Conclusion: Killing Lincoln tries to capitalize on the lingering interest in the sixteenth president after Steven Spielberg's Lincoln —and it did draw huge ratings for the National Geographic Channel when it aired in February—but this is a dry-as-cotton docudrama.