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. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
This is one giant of a film that I plan to see again. So much richness and depth to it, not to mention superb acting. I came rather late to the Civil War in terms of reading its history, having discovered several ancestors who fought in it, including one from England. Now I would love to see a film about Ulysses S. Grant--with Jared Harris continuing in that role!
Another Spielberg great. Daniel Day Lewis delivered well as Abe, and this was one of the best movies of the 21st century. If you want a great movie to watch with lots of history, this is the one. I can't think of another bad to say about this movie at all.
Fabulous film! History was spot on (of course, with Doris Kearns-Goodwin to work with, how could it be off historically?), performances were amazing, everything was great! Oscar-worthy and definitely worth watching!