*On Denial Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln: Lewis gives one the best performances ever seen on screen as he is able to copy Lincoln's every movement and line of speech into near perfection, there are few actors who can actually pull the act of becoming the part they're playing and making you (the viewer) fell that you're not just seeing someone play someone else but actually feel like you're watching the real thing, the real Abe. Could not see anyone else taking that Oscar home besides Lewis, very much deserved.
Spielberg's LINCOLN shines as a strong example of the latter. It's a pure, breezy, well-paced example of an excellent director telling a story excellently.
Also, how could I not mention the acting, which is almost inarguably the best aspect of the movie. Lee Pace, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Sally Field, (briefly) David Oyelowo, and David Straithairn all give brilliant performances, but it goes without saying that one stands out above the rest: Daniel Day-Lewis. He gives a performance so striking and compelling that it will surely stand the test of time as a towering landmark, much like the figure he portrays with such quiet humility and excellent pacing.
Simply put, this is a masterpiece.
The film does not hold the viewer with interest, but with obligation. The obligation of watching a well acted depiction of one of the greatest presidents ever. I would dread to watch this a 2nd time.
Movie was allover brilliantly acted and the direction was sure-handed. I just felt that it would have been better if it covered more of other parts of his life because concentrating on just the 13. amendment became tedious to follow at some parts -especially for someone who's not an American like myself-