The steven spielberg directed movie lincoln follows the iconic 16th president of the united states of america as he works to abolish slavery in the us by passing the 13th amendment. Lincoln is a 2012 american epic historical drama film directed and produced by steven spielberg, starring daniel day-lewis as president abraham lincoln the film also features sally field, david strathairn, joseph gordon-levitt, james spader, hal holbrook, and tommy lee jones in supporting performances. Daniel day-lewis in steven spielberg's film lincoln credit dreamworks pictures and 20th century fox it is something of a paradox that american movies — a great democratic art form, if ever. The story takes place before abraham lincoln became a career politician and was practicing law during the story he takes on a tremendous challenge, even though the odds are against him, because he believes it's the right thing to do. A poor film, dark small scenes, historicaly inaccurate, slanted to make lincoln look to be as people imagine and not reality too bad many viewers will believe this to be history jan 05, 2013 03:25 am.
Chris stuckmann reviews lincoln, starring daniel day-lewis, sally field, david strathairn, joseph gordon-levitt, james spader, hal holbrook and tommy lee jones directed by steven spielberg. Lincoln is built around a magnetic day-lewis turn, and the film is a memorable, sometimes stirring look at how even the most righteous bill must struggle, and even cheat, to become a law it demands a bigger stage than the one it's given here. Film lincoln is american historical drama, which was produced in 2012 its main theme is technically based on the last months of abraham lincoln the president of united states of america the film was directed and produced by steven spielberg in the comprehensive pictorial representation of political life. Steven spielberg directs daniel day-lewis in lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office in a nation divided by war and the strong winds of.
Like spielberg's amistad (which lincoln so often visually resembles, with its smoky interiors and heavy shadows), lincoln is a tremendously long and talky movie - a good two-and-half hours. I like the lincoln lawyer because it involves all three, and because it matches matthew mcconaughey with a first-rate supporting cast, while so many thrillers these days are about a lone hero surrounded by special effects people have words they actually say in this movie. Not every american president is a dreamer—arguments rage whether this is an advantage or not nor is every film director a visionary (though that should be part of the job description. This is my first review of a film i had to do this, because of the effect it had on me as a movie about lincoln, it devoted very little of the movie to the.
During president lincoln's tumultuous final months in office, he pursues a course of action to end the civil war, unite the country and abolish slavery. Sally field and daniel day-lewis in lincoln, 'a film concerned with what we can learn from the study and contemplation of history' photograph: ap lincoln begins a year before the end of the. First unveiled at an unannounced sneak preview at the new york film festival on oct 8, lincoln will receive its official world premiere on nov 8 at the afi film festival in los angeles in. Lincoln is an automaker with a long history of building upscale vehicles for the american market a division of ford, lincoln differentiates its vehicles through additional luxury features, more.
Lincoln is a tribute to a president who took leadership seriously and knew that, for the united states to continue, slavery would need to be abolished -- even if he wasn't personally a die-hard supporter of equal rights. Review: steven spielberg has talked for years about doing a film on abraham lincoln, but it turns out that when he finally got around to doing it, the finished movie feels less like his than it. For all the pivotal american history recreated in steven spielberg's lincoln, which charts the last four months of our 16th president's life, one of the film's most striking elements is its. The lincoln lawyer is mostly held up by the enigmatic performance from mcconaughey as well as the supporting cast with it's courtroom splendor and gritty thrills, the film is extraordinary 4/5.
Sally field as the troubled mary todd lincoln is a sympathetic gem, and her portrayal should go a long way towards explaining and perhaps inviting history's revision of that unhappy woman. Lincoln movie reviews & metacritic score: lincoln is a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office in a nation di. This is a film dedicated to the heated final months of lincoln's second term specifically, his attempts to get the 13th amendment, banning slavery, passed by the house of representatives.
Conor r-s period 6 lincoln review lincoln the movie lincoln, directed by the infamous steven spielberg, is based on the life of abraham lincoln and his efforts to pass the thirteenth amendment to the united states constitution, which would abolish slavery completely. Lincoln tells an honest tale of abe for most of the movie, we join the sixteenth president (daniel day-lewis) in early 1865, as he seeks to wrestle the thirteenth amendment to the.
Lincoln, steven spielberg's new film about the last months of abraham lincoln's life, opens with an image that could double as a thumbnail for the entire american civil war. The film focuses on the final months of lincoln's life, including the passage of the 13th amendment ending slavery, the surrender of the confederacy and his assassination rarely has a film attended more carefully to the details of politics. As steven spielberg's lincoln draws crowds to theaters, a ut history graduate student reviews the film through a historian's lens his verdict: while flawed, lincoln is a solid, mostly accurate portrait of a complex man.