A totally engrossing period drama about the troubled times in the life of the ‘Greatest President of the United States of America’, the movie Lincoln succeeds in mesmerizing audiences with its realistic portrayal of the American civil war and the personal tribulations faced by Abraham Lincoln. Directed by the multiple Academy AWARD winner Stevens Spielberg, the flick opens up many chapters , previously not known by many of us.
What was the thing and reason that kept eating our President from within in his last four months makes the movie a must see for anyone that loves watching good cinema. Most reviewers have rated this movie 5 out of 5 and have expressed in very kind words (very unlikely of them though!) that the movie is intriguing and intense in every possible way. Lincoln stars some famous and talented actors like Daniel Day Lewis, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and Sally Field among others who have been critically acclaimed for their acting. While most of us would remember Sally Fields for her powerhouse performance in movies like An eye for an eye, Not Without my Daughter and the Emmy award winning series Brothers and Sisters, it is Daniel Day Lewis that has stolen the show with his splendid performance as the thinly voiced President that we are, and will always be in awe! The actor is known for his methodical acting and has succeeded in delivering witty dialogues that being out his humor as well as inner demons out of the closet.
Lincoln not merely boasts of an excellent ensemble of actors, but it also is an epic biopic to have garnered interest. The authentic detailing that went on while filming this flick is to be appreciated and all kudos to Spielberg, for giving us this masterpiece of a movie for 2012. All the minute details have been handled par beyond excellence, like the White House office, the wall shown with a portrait of Andrew Jackson hanging just like it used to and the cabinet table that saw many a conferences and political discussions that framed America’s history in everyone’s minds forever! Not one detail has been missed when filming was done for the flick and this can be witnessed only by watching it.
A must to be seen, Lincoln is definitely a flick that comes out not very often, though; the story could have been a bit more effective and intense. As for its drama quotient, the movie is fantastic and entertaining to the core. Don’t miss it for anything in the world.