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Go see it. Amazing what this man had to deal with as America was falling apart all around him. Being a Civil War/Lincoln buff is not required to enjoy this film. The guy who plays Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) was extraordinary and haunting, like he was born to play this role or something.
 

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Go see it. Amazing what this man had to deal with as America was falling apart all around him. Being a Civil War/Lincoln buff is not required to enjoy this film. The guy who plays Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) was extraordinary and haunting, like he was born to play this role or something.
I haven't been to a theater in years, but every once in a while something like this comes along to help prod me to go.

I can imagine that the majority of shallow, superficial Americans today won't be bothering to attend once they find out it's not a sequel to "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". :confused:
 

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I haven't been to a theater in years, but every once in a while something like this comes along to help prod me to go.

I can imagine that the majority of shallow, superficial Americans today won't be bothering to attend once they find out it's not a sequel to "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter". :confused:


This was the first time I attended a theater since Porky's was released!

I will say the theater was packed and I bet most were at least 35 years old and older.

You could sense from the people they were watching something extraordinary. When the movie was over and the lights came up, you could also see people with tears in their eyes and an ashen look on their faces. Powerful indeed.
 

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ok now, if youre going to be a movie critic, evaluating the crowd and saying it was good go see it doesnt credit a movie.


what WAS good about it?

what scene stood out?

were there errors?

why was it (extra-ordinary?)




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ok now, if youre going to be a movie critic, evaluating the crowd and saying it was good go see it doesnt credit a movie.


what WAS good about it? The acting was outstanding. Besides Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field were excellent as well.

what scene stood out? The scene for me that stood out was towards the end when Lincoln was in a cabinet meeting and had heard enough excuses as to why they couldn't come up with the needed votes to pass the 13th Amendment. He refused to accept that and demanded they get the votes necessary. The opening scene with Lincoln talking to the troops was powerful stuff

were there errors? I am sure there were lots of errors. Towards the end, as Lincoln was riding through the destruction of "Sherman's march To The Sea", I thought he rode right through Atlanta but they caption said it was Richmond.

why was it (extra-ordinary?) To me, just the thought of what this man had to endure to keep this country together. Our history would have been forever changed had the decisions Lincoln made been different. What if he didn't have the convictions he had? What if he would have caved in to the rest of his cabinet and given up his hopes and dreams of a truly free society?




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Not in this lifetime! My ancestors fought and suffered for the Confederacy.
 

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I don't trust the makers of movies to get facts right anymore. I don't know if this one is or is not factually correct, but I will probably wait to see what critics say first. On the other hand, I hear the Hobbit will be out shortly and I will make my once in a decade trip to a movie theater. In Middle Earth the facts are not quite so important.
 

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LINCOLN is biographical, but it is not a biography. Instead of the story of Lincoln's life, it focuses on the end of it; on his efforts to abolish slavery with the passage of the 13th amendment and to bring an end to the Civil War.
Movie review: Lincoln | news10.net

Which is Hollywood Speak for "screen writers interpretation" of events. In another review of the movie, Day-Lewis speaking voice was a distraction. Saying that, according to one review D-L is said to have carefully studied historians' description of Lincoln speaking voice and tried to use that voice remaining in character throughout.
 

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apparently, lincoln is doing quite well in theaters. irony.
 

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Just got back from seeing it. Highly recommended. It like you're there when history happened.
 

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#3 movie last weekend
 

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Shoot To Thrill said:
Go see it. Amazing what this man had to deal with as America was falling apart all around him.
Do you really believe that even half of what comes out of Hollywood is true? :rolleyes:
 

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Go see it. Amazing what this man had to deal with as America was falling apart all around him. Being a Civil War/Lincoln buff is not required to enjoy this film. The guy who plays Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) was extraordinary and haunting, like he was born to play this role or something.
Thanks for the review, this is definitely on my list of movies to see. Sounds like a BIG screen must see.
 
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