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

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Saving Lincoln Reviews

Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 20, 2013
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Note to filmmakers: Just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should do it.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 14, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Comes off like a View-Master version of a tale already told.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

February 14, 2013
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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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 Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

February 14, 2013
Bill Edelstein
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 14, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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Imagine the stiffness of a Star Wars prequel but without the bravura technique.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 12, 2013
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