Overall a bit boring: I might have fallen asleep from time to time. This is history, and my attention sometimes struggles with it. I think all characters did enough talking in dark claustrophobic rooms. Sure thing Daniel Day-Lewis is impeccable in this demanding, powerful role.
I don't know if Lincoln's motivations for the 13th amendment were as altruistic as this film presents. As in, I don't actually know. But - SO WHAT. As a film, there is a certain inevitability that we're gearing towards the Spielberg ending and there are some shots of Day-Lewis/Lincoln that could have been shot by Leni Riefenstahl, but it's a pretty smart film. It doesn't really speak down and Sally Fields is welcome.
What a load of boring, dreary, long-winded, wordy, dragged-out tripe. The wonder is that Day-Lewis managed to stay awake long enough to ham his way through the film. And it's accompanied by one of John Williams' most plagiaristic and sloppy scores ever. The only redeeming features were the photography and the hilarious stove-pipe hats - the only interesting bit would have been watching Lincoln getting (cont...)
La única razón por la que le puse 4 estrellas fue por la duracion porque yo creo que para contar la historia de la vida de Lincoln, de la guerra y de la abolición de la esclavitud, no era necesario alargarla y hacer una película de casi 3 horas.En cuento a lo cromático me encanta mucho el uso de colores y contrastes y en lo técnico la fotografía es fabulosa,con iluminación,efectos,sonido y excelente guion