Movie Review: “Lincoln” focuses on political struggle over slavery

Published: November 16, 2012

Rather than attempting total biography or even a complete summation of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency, Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” takes the full measure of the man by concentrating on the last few months of his life, as the 16th president of the United States fought to abolish slavery and end the Civil War.

The film succeeds...

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3½ stars

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Jackie Earle Haley, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (An intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language)

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