12A Certificate

2hr 30mins

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Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, John Hawkes, Lee Pace

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

The plot: Two months have passed since Abraham Lincoln's re-election, the American Civil War rages on for a fourth year and the president's thoughts turn to the highly contentious slavery bill. Secretary Of State William H Seward counsels against the motion, given the current make-up of the House of Representatives. However, Lincoln is adamant that the Bill must be passed before the end of the war and he enlists William N Bilbo and Colonel Robert Latham to procure votes.


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Orange movie-goers' reactions

  • " the best film I've seen Day Lewis is a great actor" — Sarah, London
  • " This was the worst film I have ever had to sit through. Must have been very cheap to make" — Kay, 72, Epsom
  • " Good movie. Great cast. Good story. Good acting. Yes long. Bring pillow." — Erol S, 46, welling
  • " Long film, but great acting and a great script. " — hazey, 31, London
  • " I was extremely disappointed. the most boring, uncomfortable 2.5 hours of my life. I was constantly waiting for it to get going. whoever nominated it for so many awards was clearly good mates with Spielberg and owed him a big favour." — Trev, 49, Colchester
  • " I agree with jake rubbish" — dave
  • " I think I lost 2.5 hours of my life! sorry one of the worst films I have ever watched. you have been warned. I am only sorry I didn't read any reviews first. dont go." — terryb, 52, Worcester
  • " Oh I was so disappointed. I wanted to see a history of the man Lincoln " — noel, 48, UK, Liverpool
  • " This feels like a docudram a- and the film is far too long. Afraid we walked out before the end (not done that for 25years!)" — evo, 53, Knutsford
  • " Best cure for insomnia I have ever found!" — JC
  • " Load of rubbish, don't waste your money" — jake
  • " Too long and to samey ... was funny in bits. Daniel and Sally were both fab but would only give it a 6 out of 10" — HelgaTheHormone, 48, Greenock
  • " I just saw the advanced screning and it rocks this is spelbergs golden crown" — Jason, 13, Hoddesdon

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Time Out

"Lincoln works as a snapshot of a great man without ever slipping into a portrait of sainthood."


"As unexpected as it is intelligent, thanks to virtuoso work from Spielberg and Kushner, Lincoln is landmark filmmaking, while Day-Lewis is so authentic he pulls off that stovepipe."

Digital Spy

"This is the quietest of [Spielberg's] recent films, with an equally unobtrusive, delicately-crafted, totally absorbing performance from Daniel Day-Lewis."

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