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Saving Lincoln Reviews

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September 4, 2017
One of the better Lincoln movies showing how he dealt with the horrors of war
½ December 17, 2014
I liked the production style of the movie and learn some stuff as well.
½ February 24, 2014
Good movie, great acting. i love it that it revealed which party stood up for civil rights.
½ November 19, 2013
Awesome and interesting! A visual flair with some deeply moving moments! This Lincoln may not be oscar worthy but it definitely deserves to be seen.
March 19, 2013
I felt moments of sheer brilliance and laughter juxtaposed with sharing Abe, Mary, and Hill's emotions as if they were my own. Your endeavors are acts of sheer genius as all of the great discoveries the historical world!!!

Your story has rekindled the notion that mature men and women can befriend each other without stooping to the low levels as to employ sexual tension to lure the audience into believing the story. You have performed countless tasks seemingly impossible in this modern age of film production and have advanced the notion of moral priority in a film portraying the lives of historical figures of premiere importance and the inter-relationships that they shared.

Mr. Litvak, you are the Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, of theatre and film. Weaving historical images, stories, feelings, and emotions of bygone eras and then reincarnating them so that our society will see what history would have long forgotten if not resurrected by you and your surrounding cadre' of collective genius.

The casting and their performance could not have been times, the film absorbed one into the seen as if you were truly listening and watching the true historical figures.

Congratulations on a refreshing theatrical endeavor and not succumbing to the accepted morays of the film industry.

Dr. Charles Wright, MD, MS
March 16, 2013
A touching and accurate portrayal of the trials Mr. Lincoln's friend and self appointed body guard went through to keep our president alive and safe.
I recommend this movie to all my friends that are deeply into an accurate and in depth knowledge of American History and the Civil War period.
February 28, 2013
Looks very promising!
½ February 21, 2013
No, its not a regular feature film.
Its filmed entirely on a green screen stage, which necessarily gives it a feel of a play instead of a movie.
Its backgrounds are historical photos. So necessarily it takes a higher level of suspension of disbelief, but once you get there its actually more authentic.

Some of the criticism is that it is just rehashed overview of Lincoln history. Of course it covers known ground but from a unique inside perspective of Ward Lamon, not just a bodyguard but a confidante since Springfield days. If that perspective doesn't work for you especially that one of Lamon's roles was of court jester - when Lincoln was too burdened to laugh at his own jokes - Lamon was there to sing and make him laugh - while trying to keep him alive.
February 18, 2013
Apparently overdue for an audience review by someone not associated with the film or dependent on its success, allow me. Let's just say it's the most bewildering collision of under-acting (Tom Amandes as "Abe") and over-acting (nearly everyone else), this effort (neither artistically nor technically definable as a "film") is barely usable as a free video loop for fidgety families to watch while awaiting a battlefield tour.
February 17, 2013
I have seen Lincoln by Spielberg and Saving Lincoln by Litvak and found the Litvak movie a great deal more emotionally affecting. It is extremely creative in adapting the live action to original photographs rather than the reverse. It is more like a play with sensational sets and effects than a movie with limited sets. This kind of movie will hopefully be the future of the industry. If you can entertain, move and enlighten an audience for an hour and a half for under a million dollars and accomplish no more at over 100 million dollars then which is better entertainment or for that matter art? The professional critics are living in the past. See this movie.
February 17, 2013
Great movie! Saw it twice in theaters. Having never learned about Ward Hill Lamon before, it was neat to learn about his story and his friendship with Lincoln. By far, this movie has one of the best Gettysburg Address scenes; Tom Amandes delivers it with a reflective tone, and in doing so brings a new dimension to Lincoln. Lamon's loyalty to Lincoln is portrayed wonderfully by Lea Coco.
February 17, 2013
This movie tells us a story that is not told in the other Lincoln movies that are out today. It brought out some interesting points that were new info and did it in an innovative way.
February 16, 2013
creative use of authentic photos, great folk music. Focused on the hostility towards Lincoln & numerous threats against his life. The high death toll of the war was emphasized & put into context.
February 16, 2013
We enjoyed this movie at the world premiere on Wed. night. Best of luck this weekend!
February 14, 2013
Why the fuck made a movie about Lincoln right after the Spielberg one? Idiots!
February 14, 2013
We've had enough Lincoln movies. Let that era of cinema pass already.
February 13, 2013
When there's another movie called "Lincoln" and Daniel Day Lewis play the title character so brilliantly not too long ago, you know this movie will suck compare to "Lincoln"
February 12, 2013
This movie is a fascinating design of storytelling. It has drama and history all rolled into a nice tight piece of filmmaking. It has both artistry and craftsmanship.
February 11, 2013
spoiler alert. Lincoln dies. so much for a bodyguard.
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