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Lincoln

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available

drama


Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this inspiring and revealing drama that focuses on Lincoln's tumultuous final four months in office as this visionary leader pursues a course of action to end the Civil war, unite a nation divided and abolish slavery.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    90%
  • Audience Score
    81%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    90%
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  • Audience

    81%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Lincoln is the work of a different director, one truly fascinated by why his subjects do what they do, one who invests each moment with the artistry he has often reserved for setpieces.

- Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice, Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fresh: The true tussle of the movie, however, is between the Spielberg who, like a cinematic Sandburg, is drawn aloft toward legend and the Spielberg who is tugged down by Kushner's intricate screenplay toward documentary grit.

- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fresh: If it sounds like so much backroom politicking, it is. But it's exceptionally interesting, entertaining backroom politicking.

- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Thursday, November 15, 2012

Audience Reviews

1 star

Titled Lincoln, the movie instead focuses on one part of his life. There's apparently much more to Lincoln than is portrayed here. The movie is good, but only in in bits & parts. Pacing it slower only makes it further less interesting. Seems like Steven Spielberg has given preference to cinematic splendor than entertainment (although the genre has less space for it, the dragging sequences could have been well replaced with intriguing ones). The astounding performances make the fare tolerable enough.

- imrealgod, Tuesday, April 23, 2013

1 star

Titled Lincoln, the movie instead focuses on one part of his life. There's apparently much more to Lincoln than is portrayed here. The movie is good, but only in in bits & parts. Pacing it slower only makes it further less interesting. Seems like Steven Spielberg has given preference to cinematic splendor than entertainment (although the genre has less space for it, the dragging sequences could have been well replaced with intriguing ones). The astounding performances make the fare tolerable enough.

- imrealgod, Tuesday, April 23, 2013

5 stars

A mesmerising performance from Day-Lewis and what a mesmerising movie! A powerful and wonderful movie, hard hitting and emotional! Shouldn't be missed!

- FiLmCrAzY, Friday, May 10, 2013