Lincoln – Movie Review

Lincoln is a movie directed by Steven Spielberg. The story is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Lincoln, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. It’s mainly about the final four months of the 16th President of the United States’s life, focusing on the later’s efforts in January 1865 to have the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution passed by the United States House of Representatives.

To abolish slavery or to stop the war? Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience and a race against time to get the needed votes in order to pass the amendment before anyone stops it.

The movie was nominated for 7 Golden Globe awards and 12 Academy Awards. Daniel Day-Lewis played a credible Lincoln from beginning to end. I like how Spielberg portrayed the President realistically, including the heartbroken father who lost a son aged 11 due to illness, the supportive husband next to a demanding but sensitive wife and many more…

I would recommend this movie to people interested in biography, history, politics and drama. It’s 150 minutes long; so make sure you like this type of movies before watching it.

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