Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Screenplay by: Tony Kushner
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis
Tommy Lee Jones
Running time : 150 minutes
Based on the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin, 'Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln'.
Time Magazine devoted a cover to Daniel Day Lewis' craggy profile as Lincoln. Critics have written hundreds of words of praise for every aspect of the film. At the time of writing this article, nominations for every award imaginable have been received. So all that remained after digesting this panegyric was a personal assessment. And quite simply, in Back Chat's opinion, this is a film at which to wonder. Wonder at the mastery of Daniel Day Lewis' portrayal of Lincoln. Wonder at the superb performances of supporting actors and wonder at cinematography and screenplay that are beautifully and miraculously wedded.
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