• Unrated, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Salvador Litvak
  • In Theaters:    Feb 15, 2013 Limited
  • On DVD:   
  • Independent Pictures

Saving Lincoln Reviews

Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
February 20, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
Top Critic
February 14, 2013

Note to filmmakers: Just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should do it.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
February 14, 2013

Comes off like a View-Master version of a tale already told.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic
February 14, 2013

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Edelstein
Variety
Top Critic
February 14, 2013

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.

Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
Top Critic
February 12, 2013

Imagine the stiffness of a Star Wars prequel but without the bravura technique.