I guess I owe it to you to keep this short since this movie is pretty long. If you don’t like biopics where dusty character actors espouse lots of meaningful dialogue do not go to Netflix right now and watch one of Spielberg’s classics.
Lincoln is mesmerizing. Starting with Daniel Day-Lewis’ Oscar winning performance as the man himself. He never wavers from the accent and we get to see the full range of emotions from one of America’s most iconic historical figures. The movie centers around his last year in office, and his efforts to pass the thirteenth amendment before the Civil War ends. Sounds easy, right? The rebels have clearly lost, Lincoln already released the Emancipation Proclamation, what’s the big deal? Well, the movie will show you.
With all star casting, including some young-ins that would end up becoming more famous later, and superior directing, Lincoln is a great film. It’s a tad long for a film that doesn’t show any other part of Lincoln’s life, and his death just kind of ends the movie, but it is still an enjoyable watch.
3.5 out of 4 stars.