April 13, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Stephen Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis transform the American icon back into a human being.
Those who believe that politicians can't accomplish anything of substance think they are being skeptical and sophisticated, but they are actually just lowering expectations, and helping create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
"It's a hell of a thing, this Lincoln, a portrait of America as a parade of eloquent, stubborn, patriotic, rebellious, manipulative, passionate talking heads spoiling to be heard. Spielberg and [screenwriter] Kushner don't stop for flashbacks and backstory. Lincoln is all forward thrust and hot-damn urgency. Of course, to audiences who prefer visual stimulation to verbal fireworks, Lincoln may seem like a lot of white dudes in wigs shouting at one another. To each his own."
Read the rest of Peter Travers' Rolling Stone review here:
Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiSAbAuLhqs