Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, Joseph-Gordon Levitt
Running Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Release Date: November 9, 2012
Plot: As the Civil War continues, President Lincoln (Day-Lewis) struggles to emancipate the slaves with ratifying the 13th Amendment.
Who’S It For? History nerds, those who love big Hollywood dramas, and those who want to see Day-Lewis do anything will enjoy Lincoln.
“I’ve got a story to tell you, and that story will have something to do with the situation at hand.” That’s Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln in a nutshell. I assume it’s pretty close to the real man’s persona, just as I assume (as we all will) that the insanely talented Daniel Day-Lewis is doing a dead-on impression of the man.
Before we get to the rest of my review, I have a rant