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Family Movie Review: Lincoln (PG-13)

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MPAA Rating: PG-13        Length: 149 minutes

Age Appropriate for: 12+. “Lincoln” is kind of a war movie, so there are some battlefield scenes; the violence isn’t necessarily graphic, but is bloody and depressing, including beating, fighting, shooting, stabbing, etc. There is also some cursing (the f-word twice) and lots of tobacco.

Give Daniel Day-Lewis all the awards. Although Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ sometimes feels clinically cold, Day-Lewis is fiery and fully invested as our 16th president—he’ll captivate and inspire you. America!

By Roxana Hadadi

If you had any doubts about “Lincoln” because of the somewhat boring first trailer and how underwhelming Steven Spielberg’s last directorial efforts, “War Horse” and “The Adventures of Tintin,” were last year, I have three words for you: Daniel. Day. Lewis. Among an amazing cast full of amazing actors, Day-Lewis is the amazing-est. The film is ambitious and engaging enough on its own, but then Day-Lewis comes onscreen and it’s impossible to look away. Give him the Oscar. All the Oscars!

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