Summary: Steven Spielberg's long-in-the-work biography of the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, as he presides over nation, and family, during the Civil War. this is going to be a short review of this so let's go.this movie had good acting and great make-up.
Excerpt: Lincoln is a really good film! Not a brilliant film, but it's extremely well done which is certainly not a complaint. Daniel Day-Lewis is terrific, he truly disappears into the role/character and gives a fantastic (Oscar worthy) performance. The screenplay by Tony Kushner is outstanding. Heavy on the politics, but moving and humorous at all the right moments.
Excerpt: The President of the United States of America fights for the rights, emancipation, of the slaves. *** I have seen quite a few movies about Abraham Lincoln, and I would say that this film gave me much more information about the sixteenth President of the U.S, however, I felt like it was not all about Lincoln as I expected before watching the movie. I anticipated for something that is really about him, Lincoln and Lincoln alone.
Summary: I will start by saying two good things. First, the acting is great. The performances were amazing. Second, I can appreciate that this story was told without drugs, sex, violence. However, it lacked drama. I understand that the subject matter was important, but I felt like I was watching a really detailed history book. It was difficult to sit through this movie.
Excerpt: I agree with Alex in saying, this film is not about Lincoln, but, then again, it is. It's not a biographical piece. It doesn't start with his time in Illinois growing up and the Lincoln-Douglas debates, then his eventual election and untimely death. It's about politics. Specifically the politics of getting an amendment passed. Lincoln knew that the Emancipation Proclamation was only good during the Civil War. Once the war ended, the courts would overturn it.
Excerpt: Let's start this review by saying that Daniel Day-Lewis is my favorite actor of all time! Any trailer i watch that has his name involved in what ever project usually means i will put my money down to see it. that being said i will now thank god for his acting abilities as this movie was very long and only the acting job he did as the 16th president of the U.s.a. Abraham Lincoln kept me enthralled thru-out.
Excerpt: "This is history." Powerful, historical, believable and dramatic. Spielberg's touch again is back though not as enticing unless one is into politics/history. Daniel Day-Lewis' accent and speech about to passing Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution that would formally abolish slavery is Oscar worthy. His performances and lengthy dialogues were just astoundingly sensational and captivating.
Excerpt: Lincoln (2012) As the Civil War continues, Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) is determined to pass the 13th amendment and battles Congress as well as his own cabinet to abolish slavery. The film is only about the last few months before Lincoln’s second term is to start, so don’t expect a lot of setup from this film as it expects that you know most of the history of the Civil War and of Lincoln, himself.
Excerpt: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is a well-made historical film, studying Abraham Lincoln's final months in office as the President of the United States as he works to abolish slavery. This is a beautifully crafted spectacle, richly detailed in its narrative and features an outstanding performance from Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. He portrays the character with warmth and just the right amount of strength and power.