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?
btw, can you guess what my wife does for a living?
i get from her all the time!