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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The movie’s gimmick is having the actors visually superimposed over sets created from actual Civil War photographs. But this collage effect, while striving for truthfulness, comes off like a View-Master version of a tale already told. show more

  • 50
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A curiosity telling the President's story through the eyes of longtime friend Ward Hill Lamon, it's of interest only to serious history-hounds and techies curious about its unusual green-screen production. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Odd and not entirely uninteresting little docudrama. show more

  • 38
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Under even the best of circumstances, Saving Lincoln would have to inevitably face the scrutiny of potential redundancy. show more

  • NA
    Gabe Toro The Playlist

    At its worst, the film is a panoply of ersatz camera placement and terrible scene blocking, actors having no clue how to interact with their surroundings as they rifle through dialogue that stands as a series of historical checkpoints rather than a cohesive story. show more

  • 40
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The whole affair has an artificial look reminiscent of a community theater production on a cardboard set. The vintage images don’t add enough to make up for the visual distraction. The story, though, is of moderate interest. show more

  • 40

    The script, while largely historically accurate, is undermined by stilted dialogue, and the picture is laced with ill-fitting parts that wind up literally all over the matte. The result is a film better suited to classrooms than theaters. show more

  • 20
    Los Angeles Times

    Saving Lincoln feels amateurish, strange and beyond redress. show more

  • NA
    Alan Scherstuhl Village Voice

    The tragic ending the material demands precludes viewers from complaining that the movie is the most unpleasant thing that could happen in a theater. show more

  • February 15, 2013 princecaspian111
    Report This User

    The use of historical photos as the background of the entire film, adds a heightened sense of history that really stirs something in your soul...

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