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Lincoln Reviews

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January 26, 2018
Congressional theater at its most fascinating.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 8, 2018
Lincoln might be the most staid, old-fashioned movie that any major studio will release this season, at least outwardly. Inwardly, it is almost insanely daring.
October 23, 2017
It's worth seeing... for Day-Lewis's uncanny rendering of Lincoln and for the ensemble cast working around him, but I can't call this the best picture of the year.
September 18, 2017
"Lincoln," Steven Spielberg's magnificent film eleven years in gestation, is worth the wait.
September 1, 2017
It's an intricate, thought- provoking and (be warned) very talkie study of democracy that is almost entirely schmaltz-free.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 21, 2017
Steven Spielberg's Lincoln is a work of sufficient richness to instantly invite repeat viewings.
August 15, 2017
Lincoln is an engrossing and even stirring civics lesson that tries, with admirable responsibility if only mixed success, to give voice to black America.
August 15, 2017
Lincoln is a history lesson you'll not want to miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 21, 2016
In the same way Ben Kingsley was born to play Gandhi, Daniel Day-Lewis was born to play the 16th president of the United States; it's a wholesale suspension of disbelief.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 17, 2016
Masterfully crafted as it is -- and it certainly captures the man and a moment in time -- Lincoln comes across as a pious history lesson, and, strangely for Spielberg, lacks the entertainment and emotion we may have expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2016
Daniel Day-Lewis' performance is one-note, but what a note it is!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 29, 2016
...children, like the adults, may be fascinated by the historical details that Spielberg includes, for Lincoln oozes authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 28, 2016
Spielberg may not have been the ideal director for this ambitious biopic, but Lincoln and Day-Lewis are a truly memorable pair.
May 12, 2015
Tasked with dramatizing some of the most significant moments of the 19th century, Spielberg shoots the picture as a bustling ensemble comedy.
December 15, 2013
Spielberg brings a level of tension to what could have been an overly stuff historical period piece. He's supported by a superb cast highlighted by the work of Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th President of the United States.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 6, 2013
This is a wonderful film, full of detail and behavior, and one that lifts broadened historical details into a poetic marriage of humanity and triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 27, 2013
When it focuses on the political, social, and historical side of things - which is 80% of the film - it's grand, populist, high-minded entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 23, 2013
It makes you think we can still do great things.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 14, 2013
It's very good, but that's not the point. It's necessary.
May 28, 2013
Spielberg and Kushner lend the House scenes so much vigor that "Lincoln" comes fully alive for about half an hour. Then Spielberg tacks on three addenda, and thus dissipates the good will that has developed on both sides of the movie-theater aisle.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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