Lincoln by jim castagnera special to the history place 11/19/12 daniel day-lewis is lincoln in a long life i have seen only a handful of actors who, in a handful of films, so completely encompass their characters that i forget it's only acting. Lincoln, starring daniel day-lewis, is more a political thriller than a biopic, a civics lesson that is energetically staged and alive with moral energy, placing slavery at the center of the. Lincoln starring daniel day-lewis, tommy lee jones, sally field and joseph gordon-levitt is reviewed reviewed by ben mankiewicz (host of turner classic movie.
Movie reviews for lincoln mrqe metric: see what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. Daniel day-lewis stars as the 16th president in the historical drama directed by steven spielberg and written by tony kushner. The story takes place before abraham lincoln became a career politician and was practicing law during the story he takes on a tremendous challenge, even though the odds are against him, because he believes it's the right thing to do.
Conor r-s period 6 lincoln review lincoln the movie lincoln, directed by the infamous steven spielberg, is based on the life of abraham lincoln and his efforts to pass the thirteenth amendment to the united states constitution, which would abolish slavery completely. Lincoln is built around a magnetic day-lewis turn, and the film is a memorable, sometimes stirring look at how even the most righteous bill must struggle, and even cheat, to become a law it demands a bigger stage than the one it's given here. Lincoln scholar harold holzer, author of lincoln: how abraham lincoln ended slavery in america: a companion book for young readers to the steven spielberg film lincoln , and a consultant on the.
Review: steven spielberg has talked for years about doing a film on abraham lincoln, but it turns out that when he finally got around to doing it, the finished movie feels less like his than it. Lincoln is a 2012 american epic historical drama film directed and produced by steven spielberg, starring daniel day-lewis as president abraham lincoln the film also features sally field, david strathairn, joseph gordon-levitt, james spader, hal holbrook, and tommy lee jones in supporting performances. As a movie about lincoln, it devoted very little of the movie to the subject, spending over half of it recreating the machinations of the house of representatives debating the 13th amendment. Unlike that other abraham lincoln movie that graced theaters earlier this year, steven spielberg's lincoln is a stately, honest take on the life and legacy of america's 16th president lest.
Lincoln movie reviews & metacritic score: lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office in a nation di. Not every american president is a dreamer—arguments rage whether this is an advantage or not nor is every film director a visionary (though that should be part of the job description. Like spielberg's amistad (which lincoln so often visually resembles, with its smoky interiors and heavy shadows), lincoln is a tremendously long and talky movie - a good two-and-half hours. Music, film, tv and political news coverage in steven spielberg&aposs brilliant, brawling epic about the last four months in the life of our 16th president, abraham lincoln takes a few hits up.
I like movies about smart guys who are wise asses, and think their way out of tangles with criminals i like courtroom scenes i like big old cars i like the lincoln lawyer because it involves all three, and because it matches matthew mcconaughey with a first-rate supporting cast, while so. 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. Abraham lincoln's second term, with its momentous choices, has been brought to the screen by steven spielberg as a fascinatingly theatrical contest of rhetoric and strategy it is a nest of high.