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Lincoln

(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Lincoln


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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.
Title: Lincoln
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, Calif. :, DreamWorks Pictures,, c2013
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: DreamWorks Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Reliance Entertainment present in association with Participant Media an Amblin Entertainment, Kennedy/Marshall Company ; produced by Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy ; screenplay by Tony Kushner ; director, Steven Spielberg
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2012
Based on the book "Team of Rivals: the Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Bonus features: The journey to Lincoln
Special features and language options may vary by copy
Summary: 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.
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama LINCOLN
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Report This Apr 22, 2014
  • Libraryman1_0 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this look at the last four months of Lincoln's time as the U.S President. Superb acting, and structured storytelling make this a great film experience. Daniel Day Lewis made a convincing Abraham Lincoln, and I also liked Sally Field's take on Mary Todd, his loyal and caring wife. You watch a film like this, not strictly for entertainment, but to learn. This movie instructs you in it's depictions of historical events of the time, and you come away with a fulfillment and improved knowledge of American History and of one of it's most influencial figures.

Report This Mar 31, 2014
  • darlenestrom rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I did not end up watching the movie as well as others who have commented here. Maybe one of the reasons that this is boring is that it is not our country, our history or our culture. Yes we do have a very distinct culture that is quite different. What really saddens me is that we have 68 copies of this movie and only 8 of John A. There have been hundreds of holds for this movie and right now there is only 1 for John A. The difference for me anyway, is that the movie of John A. was not boring in the least!

Report This Feb 21, 2014
  • temp123987 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Based on the extensive number of comments, this movie was not to everyone's taste. Disregard the nay-sayers and enjoy. Also take the time to explore all of the additional "extras" on the same disc. I could barely recognize Daniel Day-Lewis under the wonderful make-up, etc. Kudos to Sally Field as Mrs Lincoln. The gallery of actors - whether in a small part or repeated presence - were very believable. Contrary to some observers, I found this movie over too soon. I was totally absorbed by the sense of history.

Report This Feb 13, 2014
  • Yellow_Dog_501 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My brother is a HUGE Lincoln fan and I have to admit, this movie reached all of our expectations!

Report This Feb 12, 2014
  • 221b_GreenPanda rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lincoln is cinematic entertainment at its best. The movie, with great grace and poetry, delivers to us a unique look into the life of arguably the greatest U.S. President in the nation's history. The only drawback for most people who complain about the movie is its tendency to use historically accurate phrasing in the script and the use of acting instead of gaudy special effects. What is seen in this movie is superb acting, great directing, and an awe-inspiring subject.

Report This Feb 05, 2014
  • smichal rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I fast forwarded thru it. Couldn't stand to watch.

Report This Jan 28, 2014
  • BBeeBryn rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The passing of the 13th Amendment of The US Constitution abolishing slavery and how Abraham Lincoln set a new course for the country. Beautiful portrait of Lincoln. Interesting portrait of Thaddeus Stevens who fought for equality for African slaves. Shows how politics can change the course of a nation in monumental ways.

Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • ONENOW rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked this movie. I thought Daniel Day-Lewis nailed the presidents idiosyncrasies. While the movie was a bit long and made me fidget at times, I still thought it was worthwhile. Sally Fields was also quite good.

Report This Jan 25, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

My sincere condolences to all in the United States for having to watch this dreary piece of American History. I never realized that Lincoln was such a bloody bore and that the American Civil War was so pathetic and pointless. What was all the hype about? This movie was a long and weary sigh for me.

Report This Jan 18, 2014
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An utterly gorgeous film that immerses the viewer in what it must have been like to have lived, and been part of national politics, at that time. The movie takes time to explore nuances of the major characters' personality and motivations, and you get a real feel for what sort of person these people might have been. I went in expecting to be a little bored but I was completely captivated.

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Report This Dec 04, 2013
  • uzebdrumz rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

While confederate and union forces battle, the government grapples with ending both the war and slavery.

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Report This Apr 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Abraham Lincoln: "...It was right after The Revolution, right after peace had been concluded. And Ethan Allen went to London to help our new country conduct its business with the king. The English sneered at how rough we are, and rude, and simple-minded, and on like that, everywhere he went. Til one day he was invited to the townhouse of a great English lord. Dinner was served, beverages imbibed, time passed as happens and Mr. Allen found he needed the privy. He was grateful to be directed to this... Relieved, you might say." (cont'd)

Report This Apr 25, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Abraham Lincoln: (cont'd) "Mr. Allen discovered on entering the water closet that the only decoration therein was a portrait of George Washington. Ethan Allen done what he came to do and returned to the drawing room. His host and the others were disappointed when he didn't mention Washington's portrait. And finally his lordship couldn't resist and asked Mr. Allen had he noticed it. The picture of Washington. He had. Well what did he think of its placement? Did it seem appropriately located to Mr. Allen? And Mr. Allen said it did. The host was astounded. "Appropriate? George Washington's likeness in a water closet?" "Yes," said Mr. Allen, "where it will do good service. The world knows nothing will make an Englishman sh*t quicker than the sight of George Washington." "

Report This Apr 05, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” -Winston Churchill

Report This Mar 31, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” -Franklin D Roosevelt

Report This Mar 19, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.” -Abraham Lincoln

Report This Mar 19, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“It’s best to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” -Abraham Lincoln

Report This Mar 19, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“Things may come to those who wait…but only the things left by those who hustle.” -Abraham Lincoln

Report This Mar 19, 2013
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

“The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.” -Frank Zappa

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