• Lincoln (2012)

Lincoln

Release Date: November 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2013

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 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

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall, Amblin Entertainment

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Rise, Son, Underdog, Intense, Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Tony Kushner's densely packed script has been directed by Spielberg in an efficient, unpretentious way that suggests Michael Curtiz at Warner Bros. in the 1940s, right down to the rogue's gallery of great character actors in a multitude of bewhiskered supporting roles backing up a first-rate leading performance by Daniel Day-Lewis. show more

  • 90
    Movieline

    This is Day-Lewis' movie, and he does with the meditative inner stillness of his character a wonderful thing - he finds a type of heroism that runs counter to all of the usual showy movie signifiers of such a quality. show more

  • 80
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    This Lincoln isn't an abstracted, infallible ideal, but rather a deeply conflicted, often lonely leader simply trying to do the right thing - even if that means few wrong things along on the way. show more

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Winner Art Direction
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Best Picture