Terse Movie Review – Lincoln, dir. by Steven Spielberg

Tedious and boring and unimaginatively directed.  Importance of subject and quality of movie is a false equivalency.  The most interesting parts were the machinations to get the amendment passed.  All other business – the son’s return, the soldiers at the beginning, anything to do with Mrs. Lincoln, anything within twenty minutes of the ending – were extraneous.  When it was over I really believed there was a fantastic 100 minute thriller about the politicking involved in politics being smothered inside a 150 minute movie.  At least Daniel Day-Lewis was good.

(Apologies for this being less-than-terse, but as Lincoln seems fated to win Best Picture at the Oscars, it seemed fair to go big.)

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