Monday, January 21, 2013

Lincoln review

Happy Martin Luther King Day! Here is my review of Lincoln:

The Civil War rages on as our 16th president tries to pass the 13th Amendment. The First Lady grieves over the loss of her child William some years ago. Their son, Robert, is coming home from school. This is Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, and James Spader. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Daniel-Day Lewis did particularly good in Lincoln as he usually does in most movies, but he movie itself was well, fine. The whole movie is basically about the passing of the 13th Amendment, so the long confusing political conversations can seem a bit dull. The movie is slow at times. I was thankful for the side story about Robert Lincoln, which gave you a slight reprieve from the bearded men yelling about slavery. Now don't get me wrong, I didn't hate this movie. It was actually pretty good. Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones are very good and keep you watching while the rest of the movie is kinda boring. I thought the movie was good, but it could of been sped up a little. Daniel Day-Lewis looks so much like Lincoln it's uncanny, and Sally Field portrays the sadness and vulnerability of her character very well. My consensus? See it, but don't expect a Best Picture winner. I give Lincoln 3.9 out of 5 stars. Happy Viewing and Happy Martin Luther King Day! Follow me on Twitter @WhitsMovies and like me on Facebook at     


  1. My favorite part of the movie was when any of the three "lobbyists" were on screen; particularly when James Spader was in the scene...he was terrific!

  2. Yeah, James Spader may have been my favorite character in the movie next to Tommy Lee Jones