Lincoln Reviews

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December 2, 2020
A history lesson at its core, but it's cleverly buried beneath one magnificent performance and several strong supporters.
September 14, 2020
A good film blessed with an extraordinary and surefire Oscar caliber performance from Daniel Day-Lewis.
June 25, 2020
Lincoln is not only an avid biopic, it is a pleasant historical lesson that captures the thinking of an era where social ideas were diffused by a political party duality. [Full review in Spanish]
June 19, 2020
In a truly epic first act, the equal of anything in the David Lean canon, Steven Spielberg and his screenwriting collaborator, playwright Tony Kushner, frame the awful dilemma Lincoln faced in what would prove to be the last four months of his life.
February 13, 2020
Spielberg has put together a film that is reverent but not fawning; familiar but not clichéd; measured but not ponderous.
November 27, 2019
There is a reason the eternal flame of Lincoln burns so brightly to this day. Thanks to Steven Spielberg, you can see the legacy, meet the man and "feel" the fabric of history...
November 13, 2019
Lincoln returns dignity to politics.
October 31, 2019
The recurrent themes that crop up again and again in the film are those of sagacity, maturity and the necessary compromises that come as part of ageing.
June 8, 2019
A haunting performance that is one of Lewis' finest in a career filled with towering achievements, proving yet again that he is arguably our greatest living actor.
February 26, 2019
Lincoln's flaws don't keep it from succeeding on several levels: as a showcase for Daniel Day-Lewis; and as an uncomfortable and pointed reminder about the hideous racism that's an unavoidable piece of America's makeup.
February 18, 2019
Lincoln works as well as it does because the Abraham Lincoln biopic chooses to focus on the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
February 8, 2019
A surprisingly low-key character piece -- which is all the better for it's subtlety.
January 26, 2019
Lincoln is a revealing window of the backroom political deals that go into the process of the abolition of slavery and uniting of the nation, as well as Lincoln's own personal relationships with his family.
December 20, 2018
It's a platitudinous political drama about how the House of Representatives passed Lincoln's baby, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which outlawed slavery.
November 16, 2018
Lincoln remains an honorable movie compounded of irresolute but mostly upright intentions; and its strengths are only a little undercut by the synthetic quality of its ambition.
November 7, 2018
All in all, it's a beautiful film.
October 18, 2018
Day-Lewis appears historical even when he's cuddling his son. He just can't manage to seem normal. Both aspects of the character seem hokey, and empty - missing the essential humanness that saves historical drama from just being costumes and ideas.
September 4, 2018
Its narrative swoop largely takes the legislative detail in its stride, plus the star is Daniel Day-Lewis, which is always a thing. He is not so much an actor, more a shape shifter.
August 30, 2018
Its layers of biopic gauze smooth out the complexities of a man who was more than just an emancipator.
August 23, 2018
Somewhat bizarrely for a film concerned so with African American rights, the script provides no room for a rounded black character.
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