If you live in select cities such as New York City, San Francisco or Los Angles and don’t already have tickets for the new James Bond flick Skyfall, then you may be lucky enough to be able to go see Steven Spielberg’s newest epic Lincoln. The film is opening on the heels of the election on Friday the 9th with a full release scheduled for November 16th.
I was fortunate enough to see an early showing of the film while in Los Angles last month and I have to say, I was struck not just by the acting, the directing and the storytelling but by how much I learned from the epic. And I’m not the only one struck by the film.
Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal wrote: “The portrait of Lincoln transcends conventional judgments; it’s a complete creation, perfect on its own terms.”
Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times wrote: “The hallmark of the man, performed so powerfully by Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” is calm self-confidence, patience and a willingness to play politics in a realistic way.”
Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote: “The phenomenal Daniel Day-Lewis plays Lincoln with immersive, indelible power in Spielberg’s brilliant, brawling epic.”
Need more reasons to go see Lincoln, when you can that is? Here are 6 reasons to go see if when it is playing near you:
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