I could nitpick Spielberg’s LINCOLN for maybe two scenes in the film that I thought were a tad on the clunky side. Besides that, I can find absolutely nothing to criticize it for. The acting is phenomenal. The dialogue, though difficult to decipher at times is magnificently written. The production value, cinematography and direction were all absolute top notch, and the story is something that every American needs to understand.
The film is kind of like the true historical biopic version of THE DARK KNIGHT, where slavery is the Joker and Lincoln is Batman. Both films show just how high the cost is to do the right thing. Fighting for what’s right can easily destroy a man, but where would we be without men such as Lincoln? Few realize the stranglehold that racism had on our society in the past, and society today takes for granted the cost that was paid to live in a country free of slavery.
Films like LINCOLN remind us of our responsibilities as not just Americans but members of the human race. I wholeheartedly recommend the film to anyone with an open heart and an open mind. Next to LIFE OF PI, this very well may be the most important film of the year.