Lincoln (2012)

Steven Spielberg directs Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 26, 2013
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Daniel Day-Lewis characteristically delivers in this witty, dignified portrait that immerses the audience in its world and entertains even as it informs.

David Thomson
The New Republic

It's very good, but that's not the point. It's necessary.

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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies

It's the most remarkable movie Steven Spielberg has made in quite a spell, and one of the things that makes it remarkable is how it fulfills those expectations by simultaneously ignoring and transcending them.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

Tasked with dramatizing some of the most significant moments of the 19th century, Spielberg shoots the picture as a bustling ensemble comedy.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

'Lincoln' works as a snapshot of a great man without ever slipping into a portrait of sainthood.

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James Berardinelli

Lincoln paints a powerful and compelling portrait of the man who has become an icon. We don't need to see more of his life to understand how rare a figure he was - this window is more than sufficient.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

Spielberg brings a level of tension to what could have been an overly stuff historical period piece. He's supported by a superb cast highlighted by the work of Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

This is movie magic -- history coming to life, before our eyes.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Lincoln offers proof of what magic can happen when an actor falls in love with his character. Because as great as Day-Lewis has been in his many parts, he has never seemed quite so smitten.

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David Keyes

This is a wonderful film, full of detail and behavior, and one that lifts broadened historical details into a poetic marriage of humanity and triumph.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Tony Gandía
Spielberg and Day-Lewis are masterful in "Lincoln". The material is rife with C-SPAN-like moments rendered quite compelling due to their execution.… More
Jason Lalljee
Not only intimate and engaging, Lincoln also presents a surprisingly thoughtful and relevant political perspective. Spielberg has never been adept at making… More
Carlos Magalhães
A pathetic melodrama that is always more interesting when focusing on the politics involved but a very schmaltzy "life lesson" whenever Lincoln… More
Thomas Johnston
I guess the hype sucked me in to expecting more.
Bathsheba Monk
First off: lots of history here that I didn't know. I didn't understand the legal technicalities of wanting a constitutional amendment to free the… More
Nikhil Nandu
Daniel Day-Lewis is phenomenal. The movie is great because it is entertaining despite the fact that it is a dialogue driven drama. It may be a little too slow… More