Games Fiends writes, "For those who have been following the development of this movie, it has been a long journey to get here, with dozens of scripts, three changes in writers, and even the replacement of the man who was to play Lincoln himself. (Liam Neeson was originally signed on to play the part but dropped out during development, having aged to the point he felt too old to play the president.) With so much lead up and press, it would have been easy for this movie to fail. Such is the case with many movies which garner so much hype and end up failing to deliver. However, in this case Lincoln was not only worthy of the hype; it was decidedly well worth the wait."