Some people try to be achieve what Lincoln has done, but they aren't up for his standards. Daniel Day-Lewis embraced the peaceful charisma and wisdom of this amazing person. May be accurate, may be not. Doesn't matter. I left the screening room with a placid smile.
Una prima parte troppo verbosa che affossa il ritmo ed è quasi una lezione di storia raccontata da un insegnante svogliato. Una seconda parte che si riprende ma non riscatta del tutto la burocrazia che affoga l'acume dei dialoghi. Messa in scena perfetta, regia pulita ma non virtuosa. Day-Lewis è bravissimo ma mortificato da un doppiaggio italiano che lo rende una macchietta. *** e 1/2
Completely bland movie, despite Day-Lewis' best efforts. The filmmakers deserve credit for not turning it into a collage of big-life-events, as biopics are wont to; otherwise it remains as tiresome, didactic and elegiac as expectable. A few sober points on the inner workings of politics are marred by Spielberg's flare for sentimental hokum. Perfect for classrooms: it can be used either for learning or punishment.
Didn't like this at all. It's too slow, grandiose, cliched, that stupid sentimental music getting played all the time. Yeah, the cinematography is excellent (we expect that from Spielberg) but the script seems out of a text book. Not even Daniel Day Lewis could convince me, and it's probably the first time that's happened.
4 and half stars. Great, powerful drama with excellent performances all-around, and a lot more funnier than you'd think this film would be. Half a star taken off for the John Williams score getting in the way of the moment at times. A really effective procedural that harkens back to the best of the political films from the late 50's and early 60's.
Beat all my expectations easily. Daniel Day Lewis is out of this world, he never gives bad performances but this is something else. He has the gravity, the power, the quietly spoken wisdom, he at once seems to become the man and something more magical. I think the narrative holds emotion, it holds a beautiful education within the movie, and it feels like so much more than a biopic. Truly masterful.