• 2012
  • US
  • 2h 30min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn
  • UK release: 25 January 2013

Spielberg's epic focuses on the final four months of the titular President's life and the political fight to secure the constitutional abolition of slavery. The film largely eschews the sentimentality that is considered a Spielberg trademark, resulting in a film as absorbing and unassuming as the central character.

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18 Jan 20134 stars

Absorbing and unassuming film eschews trademark Spielberg sentimentality

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