MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 833 this week

Saving Lincoln (2013)

5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 153 users   Metascore: 23/100
Reviews: 3 user | 15 critic | 9 from Metacritic.com

The true story of Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon. This unique film features sets created from actual Civil War photographs.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 547 titles
created 03 Jan 2012
 
a list of 54 titles
created 16 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1291 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
 
a list of 827 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 
a list of 114 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Saving Lincoln" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Saving Lincoln (2013)

Saving Lincoln (2013) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Saving Lincoln.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A newspaper peddler named Patrick Prendergast has delusions of greatness. Evidently slighted by the mayor, this self-anointed messenger prepares for a glorious rise from ignored lobbyist to... See full summary »

Director: David Schmudde
Stars: David Dastmalchian, Peter DeFaria, Dan John Miller
Heavy (2013)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After a drunken one night stand, a young man tries to leave the morning after but decides to stay and redeem himself when he realizes the woman he slept with has cancer.

Director: Kim Noonan
Stars: David Dastmalchian, Helen Sadler
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A family's Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy.

Director: Salvador Litvak
Stars: Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Lerner, Shiri Appleby
Malware (2016)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

In a future city; a woman and her son are kidnapped by four cybercriminals; while negotiating the ransom it's discovered that the home's androids have been infected with a strange virus.

Director: Albert Arizza
Stars: David Dastmalchian
Cass (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Cass is the story of a middle class family in Detroit - a single father, his fifteen-year old daughter and eleven-year old son - whose lives are changed when a mysterious artist takes up ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Schulze
Stars: Linda Boston, David Dastmalchian, Iris Farrugia
Short | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Shot and left for dead by the commune of murderers and thieves who raised him, an 18 year-old pure-bred killer must trek across the lawless desert waste to exact his revenge and rid the world of their evil.

Director: Gregg Meller
Stars: Riley Bodenstab, Joseph D. Reitman, Isaak Presley
Killing Lincoln (TV Movie 2013)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Adrian Moat
Stars: Tom Hanks, Regen Wilson, Billy Campbell
Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A short film about a couple that has a one night stand, only to wake up the next day trapped together by a snow storm. Hide all you want behind smart phones, social media, and websites, but... See full summary »

Director: Traven Rice
Stars: Jason Denuszek, Jennie Sheffield, David Dastmalchian
Comedy | Fantasy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A truly mad concoction, blending 1950s juvenile delinquents, sci-fi melodrama, song-and-dance, and a touch of horror, everything in just the right combination to create an engaging big ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bunnell
Stars: Will Keenan, Creed Bratton, De Anna Joy Brooks
The Employer (2013)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and drugged. The next day, they wake up trapped together in a locked room without any hope of escape.

Director: Frank Merle
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Dastmalchian, Paige Howard
The Cross I (2012)
Short | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

After being blackmailed by a dirty cop, a con artist must retrieve a precious ring from his ex wife or he will be sent to jail for the rest of his life. But in the life of a con -- nothing is what it seems.

Directors: The Grinman Brothers, Gabriel Savodivker
Stars: Kristin Carey, David Dastmalchian, Dennis Delsing
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The true story about the life and Times of Channel 9 owner and millionaire Kerry Packer

Stars: Lachy Hulme, Patrick Brammall, Luke Ford
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Ned Baker
...
...
...
...
Edit

Storyline

The true story of Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon. This unique film features sets created from actual Civil War photographs. Written by Salvador Litvak

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O guardião de Lincoln  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film uses historical photos, many from the Library of Congress, as the backdrops for the scenes in which the actors were placed via green screen. A process which director Salvador Litvak calls 'CineCollage'. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Groundbreaking Portrayal of Lincoln
13 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was moved by this film. As someone who has lived in the DC area my entire life, has visited Ford's Theater on numerous occasions, and has been to Gettysburg, Antietam, and other civil war battlefields more times than I can remember, I felt that seeing Tom Amandes' portrayal of Lincoln this evening brought me closer to understanding Lincoln the man than I have ever been. Amandes' Lincoln was not overplayed, but real and genuine. Litvak was bold in creating his Lincoln as a man of faith and emotion, natural charisma and strength. Lincoln's melancholy made him more endearing, not distant. Penelope Ann Miller's Mary Todd was also genuine, a person of real emotion, not the disconnected and distant caricature that she has been portrayed in previous films. Lea Coco was masterful in walking the line between obsessive, monomaniacal protector and best friend of the most indispensable man of his time. No spoiler here, but Coco's finest hour came towards the end of the film in my opinion, when he as Lamon visibly let down his guard for the first time, no longer able to protect his friend. What an amazing piece of art this film is. Seeing the actual images of Civil War soldiers in the hospital behind Lincoln in one scene tapped an emotional well in me as I realized that these were real people, real faces of the men who fought and died for their country, and for this I must say that the Cinecollage method that Litvak has brought to life is a treasure that is capable of connecting us with our history in a way that is unique and of deep value. I applaud the creator and cast for the wonderful film and eagerly await the opportunity to see it again.


10 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can't wait!!! AbrahamLincoln1809
Discuss Saving Lincoln (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?