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Lincoln (2012)

The revealing story of the 16th US 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.

  • Steven Spielberg
  • Tony Kushner
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
Release Date: Fri, Nov 09, 2012

Rating: 6.8/10 by 2940 users

Alternative Title:
Линкольн - RU
林肯 - TW
リンカーン - JP
링컨 - KR

United States of America
Runtime: 02 hour 29 minutes
Budget: $65,000,000
Revenue: $275,293,450

Plot Keyword: usa president, mutiny, speech, based on a true story, battlefield, historical fiction, family conflict, mourning, american civil war, cultural conflict, battle of gettysburg, secession, presidential cabinet, gettysburg address, conflagration, ethical dilemma, emancipation, 19th century, abraham lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis
Abraham Lincoln
Sally Field
Mary Todd Lincoln
David Strathairn
William Seward
Hal Holbrook
Preston Blair
Tommy Lee Jones
Thaddeus Stevens
John Hawkes
Robert Latham
Jackie Earle Haley
Alexander Stephens
Bruce McGill
Edwin Stanton
Tim Blake Nelson
Richard Schell
Jared Harris
Ulysses S. Grant
Lee Pace
Fernando Wood
Peter McRobbie
George Pendleton
Gloria Reuben
Elizabeth Keckley
Jeremy Strong
John Nicolay
Boris McGiver
Alexander Coffroth
David Costabile
James Ashley
Stephen Spinella
Asa Vintner Litton
Walton Goggins
Clay Hawkins
David Warshofsky
William Hutton
Colman Domingo
Private Harold Green
David Oyelowo
Corporal Ira Clark
Lukas Haas
First White Soldier
Dane DeHaan
Second White Soldier
Bill Camp
Byron Jennings
Montgomery Blair
Julie White
Elizabeth Blair Lee
Grainger Hines
Gideon Welles
Richard Topol
James Speed
Walter Smith
William Fessenden
Wayne Duvall
Senator Bluff Wade
Bill Raymond
Schuyler Colfax
Gregory Itzin
Judge John A. Campbell
Chase Edmunds
Willie Lincoln
John Hutton
Senator Charles Sumner
Drew Sease
David Homer Bates
Adam Driver
Samuel Beckwith
Christopher Evan Welch
Clerk - Edward McPherson
John Lescault
Gustavus Fox
Mike Shiflett
Senator R.M.T. Hunter
Gannon McHale
Aaron Haddam
Ken Lambert
August Benjamin
Thomas Belgrey
Arthur Bentleigh
Armistead Wellford
Nehemiah Cleary
Ted Johnson
John Ellis
Don Henderson Baker
Walter Appleton
Raynor Scheine
Josiah S. 'Beanpole' Burton
Todd Fletcher
Walter H. Washburn
Charles Kinney
Myer Strauss
Joseph Carlson
Joseph Marstern
Michael Goodwin
Chilton A. Elliot
Edward McDonald
Daniel G. Stuart
Jim Batchelder
Howard Guillefoyle
Gregory Hosaflook
John F. McKenzie
Joe Kerkes
Andrew E. Finck
Larry Van Hoose
Avon Hanready
Christopher Boyer
General Robert E. Lee
Robert Shepherd
Dr. Joseph K. Barnes
Skye Dennis
Union Soldier
Scott Wichmann
Charles Benjamin


Very powerful journey back into history!

Andres Gomez

It lacked a big deal of rhythm but the revision of the history and, specially, the great performance by Day-Lewis makes it a movie worth watching.

Peter M

This is a flat out great movie. I first watched it several years ago and enjoyed it, so recently I noticed it on the IMDB streaming service and decided to watch it again. I still think it is great. I guess I had forgotten that it was a Spielberg film, so why wouldn’t it be great? It was many years in the making and was partially based on Doris Goodwin Kearns excellent non-fiction book Team of Rivals. The cast is excellent: Daniel Day-Lewis is really impressive as President Lincoln. Lincoln is believable, human, showing several sides of his personality. He is at times funny, wise, empathetic, coarse, tortured and — well, everything I would expect after reading so much about him over the years. For me, the movie lost a little of its energy when it shifted to the political maneuvers undertaken concerning the obtaining of votes to pass the amendment Lincoln wants to push through Congress, but it is integral to the plot, illustrating that Lincoln was pragmatic and willing to play the game to achieve his goals. Because he narrowed the scope of this Lincoln biopic to the last months of the great president’s life, Spielberg was able to cover a lot of ground, and explore the issue of slavery and the war from numerous perspectives. I do regret watching it through that streaming service. I don’t mind ads, but they popped in randomly, sometimes twenty minutes apart, once five minutes apart, and always right in the middle of scenes. I plan to watch it again, with no commercials. I suggest you do the same.

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