Lincoln

Lincoln
Lincoln
  • PG-13
  • 2h 30m
  • 2012
Certified Fresh89%
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From DreamWorks Pictures and legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes an epic film that chronicles the untold story of the final four months of the man regarded as America's greatest President. Featuring an all star ensemble cast led by Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, this movie explores Lincoln not just as the commander-in-chief of a country in chaos, but also as a man with moral courage and hope, a progressive thinker who challenged the status quo. Staring an all-star cast including Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and James Spader.
© 2013 DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh89%
Critics Consensus: Daniel Day-Lewis characteristically delivers in this witty, dignified portrait that immerses the audience in its world and entertains even as it informs.
Reviews
The New Republic
David Thomson
Fresh

It's very good, but that's not the point. It's necessary.

June 22, 2017
London Evening Standard
Charlotte O'Sullivan
Fresh

[Spielberg is] a man on a mission. And his not so secret weapon is Day-Lewis, an actor so charisma...

June 22, 2017
Little White Lies
Vadim Rizov
Fresh

A rousing, rigorous and morally complex legal procedural more than a trad biopic. And all the bett...

June 22, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

What a feat from Day-Lewis: the nearest thing a 21st-century biopic can get to a seance.

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Dave Calhoun
Fresh

'Lincoln' works as a snapshot of a great man without ever slipping into a portrait of sainthood.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Steven Spielberg's Lincoln isn't a biographical chronicle of Abraham Lincoln's (Daniel Day-Lewis) life in office but rather a political drama about the passing of the 13th Amendment and the end of the Civil War. The most sensitive issues in the movie are its depiction of war (severed limbs and bloody battlefields filled with dead soldiers are seen) and occasional strong language, including many era-accurate (but hard to hear today) racial epithets. But overall, the violence is much tamer than in war movies like Saving Private Ryan or Glory, and Lincoln is an educational, entertaining drama that even some mature 5th graders might be ready to handle, if they watch with their parents. (That said, it does move somewhat slowly, so kids hooked on fast-paced entertainment may not be interested.)

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:November 9, 2012
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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