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PG-13| 2 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Having great courage, acumen and moral fortitude, Lincoln pushes forward to compel the nation, and those in government who oppose him, to aim toward a greater good for all mankind.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis , Sally Field , David Strathairn , Joseph Gordon-Levitt , James Spader , Hal Holbrook , Tommy Lee Jones , Lee Pace

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Distributor: DreamWorks SKG

Lincoln (2012)

Release Date: November 16th, 2012|2 hr. 29 min.

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fan reviews ( 159 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The result, glitches and all, is a great American movie. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The experience of watching Daniel Day-Lewis in this role is nothing less than thrilling. This is Lincoln. No need for a time machine, there he is. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Through this very specific look at a critical time in Lincoln's presidency, Kushner, Spielberg and Day-Lewis work together to present an honest look at America's most revered statesman. Kushner finds an artful way to weave in the texts of the Gettysburg Address and the 13th Amendment, as well as a creative way to present Lincoln's assassination. show more

  • March 28, 2013 ur00000000142960
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    What outstanding movie!!!

  • March 18, 2013 ik00000000141723
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    A bit disappointed, considering I thought the movie was about the game-changing car. Didn\'t know it was about the post-Clinton years...

  • March 17, 2013 bamman1
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    Could have easily been BEST PICTURE. Loved it.

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Chris Jancelewicz on Jan 29th, 2013 12:15PM

"Lincoln"Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director (Steven Spielberg), Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field), Cinematography,...

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Sharon Knolle on Nov 12th, 2012 8:48AM

In a film of impressive performances, Tommy Lee Jones nearly steals the show in "Lincoln" as Radical Republican Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, who fought hard for abolition and whose blistering insults...

Sally Field On Playing Mary Todd In 'Lincoln,' And Why She Texted With Daniel Day-Lewis (VIDEO)

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Mary Todd Lincoln is one of the better-known figures in American history, but perhaps not for the best of reasons. She's known for being the "crazy" wife of former president Abraham Lincoln, though in...

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