Lincoln

Lincoln is a true to life movie about Abraham Lincoln. It is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. The nation is divided by war and the strong winds of change. He pursued a course of action designed to end the civil war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment changed the fate of generations.

The movie is a historical drama about Lincoln’s pragmatic attempts to get the 13th Amendment. This amendment is about abolishing slavery. It needs to be passed in the House of Representatives and this is done by using bribery, threats and misdirection.

The movie is not only intimate and engaging; it also presented a thoughtful and relevant political perspective. So far it is one of the most sensitive and compelling depiction of Abraham Lincoln, a beloved figure in recent.

Daniel Day Lewis’ performance and total immersion and commitment to his portrayal, made the worthwhile. Sally Field’s take on Mary Lincoln is a brave attempt to depict an unhappy, clinically depressed Mary Lincoln. All the other performances are also great, particularly Tommy Lee Jones as abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens.

Lincoln is near perfect and it has its flaws. It drags and it preaches but it does so with grace. Lincoln is one of the most majestic cinematic experiences of 2012. It is a great film with some moments of greatness. It is more of a commentary of the passing of the 13th amendment than an actual portrayal of Abe Lincoln.Lincoln

 

 

 

 

The language of the film is like poetry and it is lovely but the lighting throughout the film is dark.

Steven Spielberg has delivered a heartfelt and great movie. Stars Daniel Day Lewis as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.

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10 Responses to Lincoln

  1. Joan W says:

    While it drags itself a little bit, then movie rarely ceases to entertain the audience with its wittiness, good plot and an engaging story.

  2. Erica says:

    Excellent acting from all the main players. Even though you know the result of the vote it is still a tense moment. Have to say that some of the dialogues and scenes were over long, they could have done a better job in editing.

  3. James B says:

    Probably one of the best Lincoln biopic. Not exactly my style, mostly talking, but portrays a fascinating piece of history.

  4. Dolly M. says:

    Sally Field is excellent as Mary Lincoln, she played it very well and she should win an award for her portrayal.

    Daniel Day Lewis did an excellent job as well.

  5. Willy H says:

    A stunning performance from Daniel Day-Lewis, definitely an Oscar worthy. The cinematography is also surprising good and beautifully shot. With a captivating and intelligent script makes this possibly Spielberg’s finest movie to date.

  6. Sal says:

    This movie is excellent. Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of Lincoln is so good and mesmerizing. It made me understand his obligation and his responsibility as a president looking to make a change. You don’t go making changes without making a few enemies, and his struggles towards overcoming them was just inspiring.

  7. Jessica says:

    Daniel Day Lewis did a great job as Lincoln. He realistically and credibly portrayed the character. Lincoln stepped out of the past and into the present as a real person providing his unique perspectives.

  8. David M says:

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field and James Spader are reasons to watch Lincoln. And you might go see it so you can judge for yourself if you also think that Spielberg failed with his approach to the story this time. Lincoln is lengthy at best, downright boring for the most part.

  9. Sal says:

    Lincoln is an excellent film and it is worthy of an Oscar. It is not only a good film but is also historically accurate.

  10. asianguy111abcobby says:

    Daniel Day Lewis really did a great performance and he also looks like Abe Lincoln. Sally Field did good as well as the bored Mary Lincoln.

    I agree, the movie is really dark but overall Spielberg did make a great movie,

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