Guido's Review of Lincoln
I may not be the perfect judge of this movie as I haven't seen the last 20 minutes or so, but Lincoln still has that oscar feeling to it that it was unevitable to not like it. The story centers on Abraham Lincoln (Played by a fantastic Daniel Day-Lewis) and his efforts to abolish slavery by passing the Thirteenth Amendment. This movie is one of those typical Oscar movies about history. It has incredible performances (Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones) but also has heart, as Lincoln mixes both the presidential and prestigious side of the man we all know, and his personal life, his relationships and his family life. Although, before seeing Lincoln, I'd recommend doing some research about the subject, especially if you don't know much about Lincoln's presidential mandate and what he has done. Yeah, maybe I'm being a little bit ignorant about this great american figure, but to get the thousands of references this movie has, it's really useful a little of information. Also, you must be interested in the story to enjoy the 2-and-a-half hours this movie proudly exhibits. This movie is a real talkie, talking during the whole movie. Tony Kushner's script makes it really enjoyable, between memorable quotes, anecdotes and some dark humour. Indeed, the movie will be slow if you know nothing about what they're talking about or you watch it just to know what's all the hype about but you're not really interested in Lincoln's efforts to finish slavery. You will, though, immediately be seduced by the performances, that is one of Lincoln's strongest pillars and makes it a powerful, historical drama and one of the best Spielberg movies from this time.