Excerpt: Many movies have been made about Abraham Lincoln, some of them starring prominent actors (Henry Fonda, Raymond Massey, Gregory Peck, Sam Waterston), but this is the first one that appears seamlessly authentic.
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'
18 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.
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 .
Excerpt: The Film Abraham Lincoln is one of the most famous presidents in American history. However, there's a lot that we don't know about him. If you're looking to see what made Lincoln the man, the myth and the legend that's featured in every single history book ever written, you've come to the wrong...