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.
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.