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About the Movie

From DreamWorks Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln — with an all-star ensemble cast including Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This inspiring and revealing drama focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final four months in office as this visionary leader pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 263
  • Fresh: 237
  • Rotten: 26
  • Average Rating: 8.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Lincoln paints a powerful and compelling portrait of the man who has become an icon. We don't need to see more of his life to understand how rare a figure he was - this window is more than sufficient. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Nov 18, 2012

Fresh: It's very good, but that's not the point. It's necessary. – David Thomson, The New Republic, Jun 14, 2013

Fresh: Lincoln offers proof of what magic can happen when an actor falls in love with his character. Because as great as Day-Lewis has been in his many parts, he has never seemed quite so smitten. – Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post, Nov 16, 2012

Fresh: A bit like watching the West Wing played by Amish People. Desperately needed 40 minutes cut out of what is essentially quite a beautifully made movie. – Marc Fennell, Triple J, Apr 8, 2013

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Customer Reviews


"Lincoln" is a film I've been looking forward to for at least 10 years. I heard way back that Spielberg was going to direct and I was ecstatic. However that being said, I was hoping for a biopic not a film focusing on making a new amendment. To make this review short, I must just say this. Yes, Daniel-Day Lewis is amazing in the role of Abraham Lincoln, but I am mad at how they (the screen writer, director) changed the events. I study American history (and American government). There were so many errors in this film that it's unacceptable. It's historically inaccurate. I do not have time to go through all of them (although I'd really like to). My final thought is; disappointed. It's a slow and historically inaccurate film that's completely over rated. Rent, NO BUY.

Best movie ever

Wow they did an amazing job on the movie. I wish Steven would do a movie on FDR.

The best portrayal by an actor I’ve seen since Heath Ledger’s Joker

Like millions of other viewers, when I first saw the poster for Spielberg’s latest highly acclaimed film, I was shocked to see how much Daniel Day-Lewis looks like America’s 16th President. Not only did he win a Golden Globe for his incredible performance and deserved it but he also WILL win an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role and will have deserved it, too. Nominated for 12 Oscars, Lincoln is the most powerful film of 2012 and the only film that deserves to win an Oscar this year for Best Picture next to Life of Pi.

Despite that this portrayal of Abraham Lincoln by one of the greatest actors in cinematic history is the main reason this film became the masterpiece that it is, another reason why it’s such a beautiful film is also partly due to the joy, love, hope and eventually sorrow that kept me interested. And even though I knew what would become of this great president, Spielberg still kept me engaged all the way to the end. I also enjoyed the portrayals by the other cast members including the performances by Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and James Spader.

So is it worth renting or buying? Without a doubt. Out of all the films that were released last year, I highly recommend this one and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I know that Lincoln will become a classic one day and if that’s not the case, then it’s already a classic despite that it hasn’t been out for very long.

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2012

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