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Film Review: Lincoln
Film Review: Lincoln
11/24/12 at 11:28 PM by Jonathan Bautts
Centering a picture on arguably the most beloved figure in American history is no easy task, even for the most celebrated director of our time, Steven Spielberg. To his credit, then, he wisely enlists Daniel Day-Lewis as his collaborator to bring the larger-than-life Abraham Lincoln to life, and on that front the results are nothing short of spectacular. Towards the end of his life, Lincoln was under about as much pressure as you could humanly imagine, and Day-Lewis makes you feel it. Day-Lewis is a once in a generation talent who is famously known for completely immersing himself in his characters for months at a time, and his physical transformation as Lincoln is astonishing. His body seemingly creaks and aches under each movement, his demeanor deathly grave when hes not sharing his...[read more]
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08:28 AM on 11/26/12
Blake Solomon
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totally agree about the ending. could have been so much more impactful. thought it was a good movie, just a smidge too much talking/anecdoting for me. but otherwise, magnificent.
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