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Academy Award® Winner
Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln," a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office.
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an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language
Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sally Field... View more >
Limited Release on November 9, 2012 and wider on November 16, 2012
Academy Award® winner for:
* Actor In a Leading Role
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The incredibly impressive & deeply-moving 'Lincoln' was made an even better experience at a superbly-run comfortable cinema w/great staff (T.Oaks Muvico -though must admit I'd gladly handle any old flee-pit just to see again this genuine masterpiece!
WHAT a magnificent effort by all concerned -a totally brilliant title-role performance by the far-beyond gifted Daniel Day Lewis, (whose total understanding & absorption of the essence of 'Honest Abe' effectively offers him back to all of us -virtually 'alive'!!! He is supported by a superb ensemble (notably Sally Field, T. Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook & James Spader, the fine writing of Tony Kushner - under the direction of a genuine master!
As any 'total-rave' review might well say-(& are saying!) "these top-talents are all at the very top of their game! Truly-one for the ages!"
This was a good movie but not great. Things I liked: understanding the circumstances surrounding the passing of the 13th amendment, Tommy Lee Jones' and Sally Fields' performances. Things I didn't like: Daniel Day-Lewis' performance...he muttered through the whole movie, the "olde english" style language which was difficult to follow many times, the screenplay was laborious to follow and didn't really add to an interesting story. I actually thought it would have been helpful to have had some historical sub-scripts with explanations about the significance of the scenes.
I guess many will see this as a great movie but I thought it was just average...certainly not Spielberg's best work...I'd wait to get a dvd rental on this one.
An excellent well-made move about the 16th President. Steven Spielberg has made a well-told tale about how President Lincoln deal with the final days of the Civil War. Daniel Day-Lewis did such an excellent job as the president, I hope he gate an Oscar nomination for Best Actor, and I hope he wins. I like his performance so much, I love to hear him speak. He brings justice to his role and to this movie. It more than make up for that lousy movie which is titled "Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter." I don't like to mention it in the review, but someone has to. It';s probaby the best movie of 2012. I really like this movie a lot.
Every High School History Class should take a field trip and see this.
This is by far the best movie I've seen in ages! Daniel Day Lewis portrays a great Lincoln, and the rest of the cast are the best at what they do as well. Totally engrossing movie, depicting that era so accurately. I will see it again, which I very seldom do. The movie has something for everyone, I liked the fact that it did not dwell on the war & killing, instead it focused on the life and trials of Lincoln. Truly a great leader.
Incredible understanding of Lincoln from just a 3 month slice of his life!
Well, this film is a pop-fiction Lincoln tale. It's worth seeing. But really, there's a bit too much hype. It's very interesting to see the war period as dark, misty, cold, etc. Yep, it's war....but enough already. That's through the whole film. Lots of gaps in credulity I think. Is Lincoln a hero because of his Emanacipation Proclamaiton....almost at the end of the war, January 1, 1863. Was he a great man because of this? Does he deserve all kinds of accolades because he pushed through the 13th Amendment a la LBJ (ear twister)? I"m not sure that's in the historical record. But it does show that Lincoln may be a great man because, even his party, was not all that keen on freeing the slaves.
Daniel Day Lewis is monotone throughout the film. Academy Award quality? I don't see it.
Boring! I almost fell asleep a couple times.
Excellent movie depicting great Leadership.
This should be a must for every American to see. High schools should make it part of the American History curriculum.
Good movie with a lot of historical and dramatic footage. Some insight into what went into the abolition of slavery and the politics involved.