The film feels like an animated Wikipedia page, just sort of running through the greatest hits of Lincoln's life in office - the Emancipation Proclamation! Gettysburg! The Theater! - without any real insight.
| Original Score: 2/5
Note to filmmakers: Just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should do it.
Comes off like a View-Master version of a tale already told.
| Original Score: 1/5
Litvak's shoestring production sketches in episodes from Lincoln's entire administration, including a strange "Dixie'' singalong on the White House steps to mark the end of the war.
| Original Score: 2/4
The script, while largely historically accurate, is undermined by stilted dialogue, and the pic is laced with ill-fitting parts that wind up literally all over the matte.
Imagine the stiffness of a Star Wars prequel but without the bravura technique.