LINCOLN: Movie Review

With bits of humor, this film is profound and incredibly compelling!


You can’t watch this film without visiting several emotions and being drawn into the battle this country faced during that time. Thanks to the incredible onscreen performances and the magnificent portrayal of Lincoln by Daniel Day-Lewis, you’re injected in their era and will find yourself making comparisons to the current day.

Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stevens) is brilliant as a powerful US House Representative, known as the dictator of Congress, and isn’t afraid to say what it takes, commanding attention and causing disruption.

“The House” still represents a lot of the same issues depicted in this film today and perhaps, even more so.

Great storyteller and leader, Abraham Lincoln was loved by many and yet, hated by those who feared change, the unknown and others for mere selfish reasons.

“Lincoln” portrays our 16th President as he truly was, courageous and determined. He had a phenomenal morale standard that he refused to compromise… he fought to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery and in the end, it cost him his life on April 15, 1865.

13th Amendment:

Section 1.Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, ex- cept as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2.Congress shall have power to enforce this arti- cle by appropriate legislation.

The 13th Amendment was passed by Congress on January 31, 1865 and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.

147 years later, are we REALLY where we should be? Does color, gender, political affiliation, religious beliefs still divide us?

I urge you to watch this thought-provoking movie and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Watch the Trailer:


Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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His very life reveals that flawed, complicated human beings can accomplish the incredible, and inspire even those ensnared in war and dark legacies to switch directions and come together.
– Production Notes

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Posted on November 25, 2012, in K*Chele Magazine, Movie Review, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Not big on commenting, but appreciate the honest, non-critic, reviews! I actually went to see this movie based on your review and leaving out critical remarks, have to say this is by far the best review I’ve read.

    And NO, I don’t feel we are where we should be. And YES, they do still divide us. Sad, but true.

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