by Helen Earnshaw |
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones,
Synopsis: In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery.
With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Critics: - Never before in American cinema have politics and poetry combined to make such spellbinding bedfellows. - Film Threat
- Its title notwithstanding, Lincoln is an absorbing, intellectual look at the political machinations involved in abolishing slavery, not an exhaustive biopic about Honest Abe. - USA Today
- There is nothing bravura or overly emotional about Spielberg's direction here, but the impeccable filmmaking is no less impressive for being quiet and to the point. - Los Angeles Times
Award/Nominations: Lincoln was named one of the Movies of the Year by the AFI Awards 2012 and the Nation Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
The film has also picked up nominations at the 17th Satellite Awards and the 18th Critics’ Choice Awards.
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