The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
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Lincoln has all the elements of being a great film. A list actor and director? Check. Accomplished supporting cast (I mean everyone is in this)? Check. Interesting historical figure? Check. A film I'll be talking about in twenty years? Not so much. While Lincoln is superbly acted, I didn't feel that the basic story captured my attention. Make no mistake, the signing of the 13th Amendment and subsequent surrender of the South in the Civil War was a momentous occasion. I felt that Spielberg could have made it clear by shaving off a good portion of the running time.