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  • "I've Found Prophesying One of Life's Less Profitable Professions."

    Apr 9, 2013 by carstairs38 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great acting brings history to life
    Cons: Could have used just a tad more editing

    Summary: While I usually find the Oscar nominees a dry lot I have little interest in seeing, I was intrigued by Lincoln from the moment I heard about it.  I loveUS history, and have a fascination withLincoln.  I didn’t get around to seeing ... read more

  • Spielberg's Lincoln focuses on the man, not the myth

    Oct 19, 2013 by alexdg1 is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spielberg's directing; fine performances by a great cast, Kushner's screenplay
    Cons: None

    Summary: Lincoln (2012)   Abraham Lincoln: All we've done is show the world that democracy isn't chaos. That there is a great, invisible strength in a people's union. Say we've shown that a people can endure ... read more

  • Sorry guys, no vampires this time around.

    Jun 13, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautifully-scripted, directed, and written
    Cons: A tad bit too long, too slow at points

    Summary: Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the sixteenth President of the United States of America, also known as Abraham Lincoln, and paints a portrait of him during the tumultuous final months of his life, during which he fights to abolish slavery by putting forth an ... read more

  • Daniel Day-Lewis in the Spielberg Directed "Lincoln"

    May 26, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Day-Lewis' peformance; photography; screenplay
    Cons: Sometimes seemed to keep me at an emotional distance

    Summary: Few people in American history have garnered as much attention as Abraham Lincoln. Biographical portraits of this great and complex American president, who served at one of the most tumultuous times in American history, abound. One of the most recent ... read more

  • A New View of Old Wounds

    Feb 5, 2013 by spelvini is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Movies
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent preformance by Day-Lewis, and Art Direction
    Cons: shows even good politics as underhanded and ruthless

    Summary: Anyone coming to this ponderous biopic with the idea that they will get a portrait of the great past president as an orator, thinker, and otherwise larger-than life character, may be disappointed.  ThisLincolnas highlighted by Steven Spielberg is a ... read more

  • Oscar Season 2013: Lincoln

    Feb 2, 2013 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything.
    Cons: None, really.

    Summary: I knew Lincoln would be an incredible film the first time that I ever saw the trailer. Such an excellent subject for a film directed by such an experienced director just seemed perfect to me. And I must say, my expectations were surpassed. Lincoln is an ... read more

  • A Visionary Of America

    Dec 12, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cast, cinematography, score, direction
    Cons: More presidents aren't like Abraham Lincoln

    Summary: Abraham Lincoln was President Of The United States during one of the most difficult periods of American history. In 1865, he was seeing the ravages of the Civil War for himself, and was intent on bringing the Confederacy back into the fold. ... read more

  • Going from Admiring the President to Loving the Man: LINCOLN.

    Nov 28, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible acting, strong script and direction. Outstanding film.
    Cons: Not necessarily the "biopic" that some were expecting. 

    Summary: As a history teacher, I both look forward to and dread history biopics about characters from our past. How will thewriter or director put a modern spin on this person? What new myths will I have to debunk with my students? What will happen if they ... read more

  • A great study of a man we all think we know

    Nov 24, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A first rate film about an interesting time period
    Cons: Some might find the film a bit long

    Summary: I can’t remember the last time that a movie coming out of Hollywood portrayed Republicans as heros and Democrats as villains.  Add the fact that Steven Spielberg directed it, and you have proof that the 13th Amendment isn’t the only ... read more

  • Historical Majesty Delivered Spielberg Style

    Nov 23, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Shows some respects in which politics hasn't changed that much
    Cons: Tommy Lee Jones can't really pass for Pennsylvanian

    Summary: "Lincoln" covers the last three months of Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis)'s life and focuses primarily on the fight to pass the 13th Amendment banning slavery.  Following (and even preceding) the Emancipation Proclamation of January 1863, Union ... read more

  • Spielberg Looks At Our Nation's 16th President

    Nov 23, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great performances all around, including Daniel Day Lewis as Lincoln
    Cons: None, really (though it is almost two and a half hours long)

    Summary: Given the difficulties of America in the 21stcentury, it is oftentimes difficult to remember that America has faced much more challenging and much more tragic circumstances throughout its history.  The biggest challenge America ever faced was not a ... read more

  • Lincoln, Amazing Movie of an Amazing Man who Gets MSNBC and FOX To Agree

    Nov 20, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: acting
    filming style
    narrative
    Cons: nothing noted

    Summary: Incredible! The acting and the story! Spielberg defines history and the filming of history with this one.First, I don't see how any actor will be able to wrestle the Best Actor Academy Award from Lincoln's, Daniel ... read more

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