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Lincoln Review

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4.5

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    86

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    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
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  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie is grand and immersive. It plugs us into the final months of Lincoln's presidency with a purity that makes us feel transported as though by time machine.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Mr. Day-Lewis works famously, and phenomenally, from the inside out. The mystery at the core of his gorgeous performance, which is enhanced by Mr. Kushner's script, has to do with his masterly grasp of Lincoln's quicksilver spirit.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    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.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    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.

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5

Daniel Day Lewis knocked it out of the ballpark by scribonz
I was at first disappointed that Spielberg chose to narrow the story line from the original plan but it worked beautifully. Lewis and Sally Field play their roles perfectly and you forget who they are. Historically based dramas have been crowded out of the theaters by special effect action flicks which is really too bad. I am really glad that this movie was made and hope there will be more of them.

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Nothing short of emotionally moving by elvie3sons
this movie is mature, and not intended for kids 1-12, but nevertheless, it is a good historical film. Im sure even Lincoln would approve of it! its facts are accurate and its theme is good. MUST GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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