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Saving Lincoln Reviews

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April 18, 2013
An ancillary curio about the man and his struggles, at least for history buffs, and an unusual exception to an old screenwriting rule -- a movie whose framing device benefits it much more than its actual execution.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 25, 2013
The innovative look. . .of thrusting actors directly into archival photographs, . .the primary reason to see the film, is particularly striking. . .as visual authenticity.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 20, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 16, 2013
A bold visual feat undermined by an overstuffed, cold and shallow screenplay and awkward theatrical performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.45/10
February 15, 2013
The film suggests a way modestly budgeted movies can approach historical epochs and figures in a provocative and arresting manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 6
February 15, 2013
Under even the best of circumstances, Saving Lincoln would have to inevitably face the scrutiny of potential redundancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 15, 2013
This simulated, caricatured curiosity is another Lincoln log that's recommended primarily for history-buffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 14, 2013
Note to filmmakers: Just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you should do it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 14, 2013
Comes off like a View-Master version of a tale already told.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 14, 2013
Film about Abraham Lincoln and his "best friend" and bodyguard is weakened by a bare-bones script, but greatly strengthened by the director's invention of a visual technique that even Steven Spielberg might envy.
February 14, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2013
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 13, 2013
Like a movie-watching day in class that makes you miss the thrilling rhetoric of a lecture.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
February 12, 2013
Imagine the stiffness of a Star Wars prequel but without the bravura technique.
February 12, 2013
A fresh take on The Great Emancipator from the point-of-view of a trusted companion who had been at the President's side at Gettysburg and for many historical moments but not on the day he died.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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