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Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt




Overview -
Steven Spielberg helms his long-in-the-making biopic of Abraham Lincoln for DreamWorks and Touchstone Pictures. Daniel Day-Lewis portrays the former head of state in the Tony Kushner-penned adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's book TEAM OF RIVALS, which chronicles the President's time in office between 1861 and 1865 as he dealt with personal demons and politics during the Civil War. Sally Field leads a co-starring cast that includes Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Academy Award nominee John Hawkes.

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Overview

Steven Spielberg helms his long-in-the-making biopic of Abraham Lincoln for DreamWorks and Touchstone Pictures. Daniel Day-Lewis portrays the former head of state in the Tony Kushner-penned adaptation of Doris Kearns Goodwin's book TEAM OF RIVALS, which chronicles the President's time in office between 1861 and 1865 as he dealt with personal demons and politics during the Civil War. Sally Field leads a co-starring cast that includes Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Academy Award nominee John Hawkes.

Main Cast & Crew

Steven Spielberg - Director
Daniel Day-Lewis
Sally Field
Tommy Lee Jones
David Strathairn
James Spader
John Hawkes
Tim Blake Nelson
Hal Holbrook
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jared Harris

 

Details

DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 150
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 786936830330
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language)
  • Release Date: March 2013

Related Categories:
Movies > Action/Adventure
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Slavery
War
Period Piece
Biographical

 

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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "A restrained Steven Spielberg tackles his long-gestating historical document, LINCOLN, with intelligence, verve and style in a film that's not afraid to express ideas..." - 11/03/2012 Box Office


"Tony Kushner's densely packed script has been directed by Spielberg in an efficient, unpretentious way....[With] a first-rate leading performance by Daniel Day-Lewis." - 11/01/2012 Hollywood Reporter


"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." -- Grade: A - 11/02/2012 Entertainment Weekly


4 stars out of 4 -- "The hallmark of the man, performed so powerfully by Daniel Day-Lewis in LINCOLN is calm self-confidence, patience and a willingness to play politics in a realistic way." - 11/07/2012 Chicago Sun-Times


"A brilliant actor surpasses even himself and makes us see a celebrated figure in ways we hadn't anticipated. This is the power and the surprise of LINCOLN." - 11/08/2012 Los Angeles Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The phenomenal Daniel Day-Lewis plays Lincoln with the immersive, indelible power of an actor who wears his role like a second skin....This is acting of the highest order." - 11/22/2012 Rolling Stone


"[T]his 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..." - 11/08/2012 Movieline


"[Daniel Day-Lewis] eases into a role of epic difficulty as if it were a coat he had been wearing for years." - 11/08/2012 New York Times


"Day-Lewis captures both Lincoln’s human side and the qualities that turned him into an icon in his own lifetime, portraying the charisma that made him such an effective politician..." - 11/08/2012 A.V. Club


"A peculiar, powerful alchemy takes hold in LINCOLN, Steven Spielberg’s masterful portrait of the 16th U.S. president." - 11/09/2012 Washington Post


"Here's a rare case of a movie being honorable, educational, remarkably relevant and, marvel of marvels, thoroughly enjoyable." - 12/27/2012 Wall Street Journal


"Aficionados of the period will take a particular relish in seeing the whole wartime portrait gallery made flesh..." - 02/01/2013 Sight and Sound


4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] cinematic history lesson has rarely seemed so personal, yet so momentous." - 03/01/2013 Total Film

 

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