Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor
In this movie, it’s 1865 and the American Civil War is winding toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) attempts to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional 13th amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from the Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience… end slavery or end the war.
What I liked: Daniel Day-Lewis portrayal of Abraham Lincoln was spot on. Not only did he look like the famous US president, he also sounded and behaved like him. I was fun listening to Lincolns long-winded speeches as he told metaphors to make his points throughout the movie. The voting process was also quite exciting. Even though I knew the outcome, it still had me at the edge of my seat.
What I didn’t like: The movie was about 1 hour too long. I think the running time was 150 minutes, which makes for a long period-piece movie. Some of the film kind of dragged out a bit, where my mind was wandering and not really paying attention to the dialogue.
Overall, I would give this movie 6/10 stars. Check it out. Happy Viewing!