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Saving Lincoln Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    23

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 0

    out of 100

    Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl

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

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Saving Lincoln feels amateurish, strange and beyond redress.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Variety

    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.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York Times Neil Genzlinger

    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.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    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.

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