Saturday, November 17, 2012
Movie Review Lincoln
This is a very heavily dramatic film. Full of dialog and great speeches. This makes for some slow parts to the film but, the acting pulls you back in as soon as it drifts. The supporting cast is full of great actors as well. The one surprising performance came from Tommy Lee Jones who plays Thaddeus Stevens, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives. He may be up for a Best Supporting Actor nod come Oscar time. Steven Spielberg had this film in the works for some time. Liam Neeson was the original choice to play Abraham Lincoln. I'm sure he would have been fine in the lead but, Day-Lewis nailed this role down pat. Make no mistakes, this is HIS film.
Since there is no back story given, you may want to brush up on your history a bit, you may enjoy the film a bit more. But, if you are a history buff like me, you will love this film. A lot. The attention to detail was amazing.
4.5 out of 5