Saving Lincoln Reviews
Your story has rekindled the notion that mature men and women can befriend each other without stooping to the low levels as to employ sexual tension to lure the audience into believing the story. You have performed countless tasks seemingly impossible in this modern age of film production and have advanced the notion of moral priority in a film portraying the lives of historical figures of premiere importance and the inter-relationships that they shared.
Mr. Litvak, you are the Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, of theatre and film. Weaving historical images, stories, feelings, and emotions of bygone eras and then reincarnating them so that our society will see what history would have long forgotten if not resurrected by you and your surrounding cadre' of collective genius.
The casting and their performance could not have been better...at times, the film absorbed one into the seen as if you were truly listening and watching the true historical figures.
Congratulations on a refreshing theatrical endeavor and not succumbing to the accepted morays of the film industry.
Dr. Charles Wright, MD, MS
I recommend this movie to all my friends that are deeply into an accurate and in depth knowledge of American History and the Civil War period.
Its filmed entirely on a green screen stage, which necessarily gives it a feel of a play instead of a movie.
Its backgrounds are historical photos. So necessarily it takes a higher level of suspension of disbelief, but once you get there its actually more authentic.
Some of the criticism is that it is just rehashed overview of Lincoln history. Of course it covers known ground but from a unique inside perspective of Ward Lamon, not just a bodyguard but a confidante since Springfield days. If that perspective doesn't work for you especially that one of Lamon's roles was of court jester - when Lincoln was too burdened to laugh at his own jokes - Lamon was there to sing and make him laugh - while trying to keep him alive.