Steeped in the bitter political divisions of the Civil War, Spielberg’s thrilling film about hardwon freedoms is immersed in its own time, but speaks eloquently to ours.
I wouldn't give it that. This film is pretty awful. The acting by Daniel Day-Lewis is amazing and some of the supporting cast do very well but it is a shame the movie never got to the same standard. The best way to describe this movie is by remembering The invention of lying by Ricky Gervais. In that film there were moments of history which are interesting but when brought to the big screen it was dull and boring. Some periods in history do not translate well to the big screen and this is one of them This film would have made a better HBO/BBC kind of drama over several episodes that explores all the important factors. But as a film it is incredibly slow and did nothing for me. Also a quick note what was that ending. The theatre coincendence and the flame bit. Really disappointed in this film
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