Conclusion: This is not only a great film, but it’s also a historically important one too. Steven Spielberg has done it once again with the help of a brilliantly cast group of actors that really bring their roles to life. Everything about this film oozes historical accuracy and I loved every bit of it.
Summary: Steven Spielberg directs one of the best films of his career with , earning Daniel Day-Lewis his record third Oscar for Best Actor in the process. The film's bold decision to favor dialogue and explore the political machinations involved in securing adoption of the 13th Amendment makes it a somewhat...
REVIEW: Daniel Day-Lewis Brings Noble, Determined President To Life In Spielberg's Timely 'Lincoln'
4 April 2013
Excerpt: The release of Lincoln , the new film from Steven Spielberg , is intended to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the days leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation — not the recent election — it doesn't try to make a metaphor out of its portrayal of the 16th President, or force comparisons to...
Conclusion: As a great admirer of Steven Spielberg, it pains me that I cannot recommend Lincoln without reservation. Important subject matter, a winning lead performance, and technical excellence somehow add up to something dull and unemotional.
Excerpt: My preferred taste in movies usually leaves me feeling a bit “left out” when Oscar season rolls around, but that still doesn’t stop me from watching the big award show and seeing what the more “cultured” people are watching…and liking.
Summary: History buffs will always find things to complain about. I’m happy that they got more right than they did wrong. It is the first time I’ve seen the Emancipation Proclamation represented as the war material act that it actually was and not a blanket freedom of slaves.
Excerpt: The great thing about movies is that there’s bound to be at least one that suits you. Case in point, if your particular cup of tea is our 16th President, then you had not one but two films to choose from. Oh yeah, I’m lumping in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in with Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln .
Conclusion: With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and...