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Saving Lincoln (2013)

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The story of Mr. Lincoln and his self-appointed bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon - a banjo-playing Southerner who foiled repeated attempts on the President's life, and kept him functioning during the darkest hours of the Civil War. -- (C) Official Site

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Tom Amandes
as Abraham Lincoln
Penelope Ann Miller
as Mary Todd Lincoln
Creed Bratton
as Sen. Charles Sumner
Bruce Davison
as William H. Seward
Lea Coco
as Ward Hill Lamon
Josh Stamberg
as Salmon P. Chase
Lew Temple
as Montgomery Blair
Steven Brand
as Ned Baker
Elijah Nelson
as Willie Lincoln
Saidah Arrika Ekulona
as Mrs. Elizabeth Keckly
Robert Craighead
as Edwin Stanton
Michael Maize
as Billy Herndon
Adam Croasdell
as Col. Elmer Ellsworth
Joshua Rush
as Tad Lincoln
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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.

February 20, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Note to filmmakers: Just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should do it.

February 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Comes off like a View-Master version of a tale already told.

February 14, 2013 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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.

February 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

February 14, 2013 | Full Review…

Imagine the stiffness of a Star Wars prequel but without the bravura technique.

February 12, 2013 | Full Review…

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