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

Publisher: [United States] : DreamWorks Pictures, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 14, 2015
  • susanjbrittain rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great performances, great costuming, but still white men changing history and giving Pres Lincoln a point of view on slavery, slaves and black people in general that he just did. not. have. Too much bullshit.

Nov 07, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Daniel Day Lewis won Best Actor from the Academy Awards in 2013. He looked and acted as if he was Lincoln. I got to see the real Lincoln. His strength in keeping his promises to free the slaves, and the pressures brought to bear on him to withdraw his plans. This movie will go on to be shown in schools to show how much Lincoln did for his country. Lincoln the movie is the facts and not given to added sensationalism to sell movie theater seats. I for one like to see the truth as the filmmaker sees it. Steven Spielberg gave an inside to a Great President and I am thankful I saw the movie,.
P.S. Lincoln at the time of its release was listed by all the movie critics in "Entertainment Weekly" with a straight A rating. Watching it a second time, I still find the movie a masterpiece of film work and acting. I can't wait to see what Daniel Day Lewis will do in the future!
P.S. (2) Look how many five star ratings were given by KCLS patrons to "Lincoln". Few movies in the catalog are rated so highly by so many.

Nov 03, 2014
  • mexicanadiense rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very well-crafted film-making, with a stellar turn from Day-Lewis in the title role (as always) plus solid supporting performances from practically every recognizable middle-aged white male character actor in Hollywood (just watch "That Guy Who Was In That Thing", they're all there!). Up-and-coming young actors like Dane DeHaan and Adam Driver crop up in small roles, as well. Sally Field did well as Mrs Lincoln but was obviously too old for the part. I enjoyed it a lot, though in fairness it might have worked best as a 3 or 4 part miniseries rather than as a standalone film.

Aug 20, 2014

A masterful biopic!

Not an all encompassing biography but rather a look at the most trying, difficult, accomplished, and emotionally charged year of Abraham Lincoln's life.

Jul 27, 2014
  • Old_Toto rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The timing of this movie could not be better when one can witness how difficult necessary social improvements requiring a paradigm change (Healthcare, Immigration, Corporate Citizenship) in the National Congress can be so excruciatingly difficult and painful, especially for a visionary leader like Lincoln.
This is a 'must see' for any serious minded person with an interest in slavery, American History, Lincoln, party politics, 'checks and balances' including backroom deals in the democratic process - all served up with a helping of exceptional accuracy for a movie.

Apr 26, 2014
  • deadpoollover rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

this movie was ok. not something i would see again. the main reason i wouldn't is because they didn't really show the man that he really was. it was just all politics and they show he has a very bad relationship with his wife when really they had a happy life together.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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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)

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." "

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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