Overall Rank: 608
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 202
Theatrical Release Date: 11/16/2012
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/26/2013
Genre: Biography, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader
Plot: 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. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/04/2019
Daniel Day-Lewis BECOMES Abraham Lincoln is this eye-opening look into the political challenges faced of our 16th president.
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 05/15/2018
I thought it was a very strong political historical film in which Daniel Day-Lewis presents a clever piece of acting. Admittedly, American history is not my dada, but I have watched it with admiration. The whole really radiated the atmosphere of that period. There were sometimes some dry, boring dialogues … but that’s politics. In my opinion this film should have won the Oscar instead of “Argo“. More reviews here : movie-freak.be
Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/10/2014
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.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 10/24/2014
Steven Spielberg's biopic of Abraham Lincoln concentrates entirely on his final years as he struggled to push through the 13th amendment to abolish slavery, his greatest achievement and one of the most important pieces of legislation in American history. This makes for an interesting snapshot of history in action as it shows the back room dealings and horse trading that are the stuff of politics even now, very much like a kind of "wild West Wing". Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of the man as a softly spoken, thoughtful man of the people is extremely watchable, although Tommy Lee Jones puts in a scene stealing performance as a radical political firebrand and James Spader adds more character and some mild comic relief as one of Lincoln's back room "fixers". Spielberg's approach is suitably …
worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
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. The film is rounded off by a perfect supporting cast, dotted with many well-known/renowned actors, and none of them disappoint, although Joseph Gordon-Levitt's seemed underused; he was fine, but the character was bland. Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field stand out. Overall, Lincoln is a great biopic about a great American figure. The film captures the conflict of the era, as well as the humanity of good ole' Abe.
Rod - wrote on 05/01/2013
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. Though, of course, I have no reason to hate the story. This slavery and emancipation story was a great material to start with. Also, Spielberg directing, as expected, was great with a kind of performances given to us by Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and one of my favorites Joseph Gordon Levitt. It was with a powerful cast, a great director, …
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