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0 out of 0 users found this helpful Lincoln (4 stars)
Lincoln (4 stars) Well the GOP sure has changed as did the Democrats since the party of Lincoln. I researched Thaddeus Stevens ( Rep from Lancaster, PA) and to my surprise the movie was pretty much on song. One comment in the movie that I think now belongs to the GOP is that (sorry, some) "white people do not want to share the bounty of this great nation with black people" or for that matter (Real Americans the Indians', Asians' or Hispanics') . In those times the Good Old Boys did not even want women to have a say, sound familiar. Greed and power ruled the day then as it does now but the parties have changed. I am going to research this and find out when the pendulum switched. Take a look at the crowd at any rally and then you decide and be fair the occasional person does not count . I would be very proud to be a Republican in the time of Lincoln. Just think what big corporations would give for free labor now. OK, enough said back to the movie. Well written and acted by all, not sure if I would give Mrs. Lincoln (Sally Field) a node for best supporting actress maybe. She was just not there enough for me nor had a commanding enough role. For sure William Seward (David Strathairn) and Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones) I can get behind. From what I can find out it was somewhat fact based with a little embellishment on Stevens Spielberg's part, I'm sure. Scenes were quite real and comments on both the sides of the isle were quite interesting and maybe on song for the times. Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis ) is very good here and should get an Oscar node. I liked the pace of the movie and the Cinematography as well. Times were hard then as they are now and this movie showed it. I am glad I went to see this one and I encourage every person in this country and even the world for that matter to have a look at this movie. .
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Well worth seeing. Better than expected
Not particularly great acting or directing or anything else really but I couldn't take my eyes off of it. Kind of like a train wreck that you don't want to see but you can't turn away. Totally #$%&s you in. Del Toro is outstanding of course. Isn't he always???
0 out of 0 users found this helpful a forceful realistic movie
a very good movie if you like forceful realism. No niceties here, just the real world most of us know, unless were wealthy. Pot smoking, threesomes, pissed off veterans, violence over drug turf, dirty cops, etc. Benecio Del Toro plays the most evil dude you can imagine, and I mean that, murder, rape, etc. no end to the violence, kidnappings. Lots of pretty people screwing, lots of money in briefcases, etc. A good cast, a good movie. This was well done in my opinion.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful One of the worst movies I ever saw.
The movie was way too violent. I love action movies, but this went way out there. The acting was OK but certainly not as good as some. The end was wierd.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Savages
I had very low expectations for this movie based on an MSN critic's review. My wife, son and I were pleasantly surprised by the plot, acting and directing. Maybe not a must see but definitely a great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy (or hot) summer afternoon.
0 out of 0 users found this helpful savages
Just seen this Movie last night. I had doubts about watching it but, I can tell you it was a great Movie. It's worth seeing! Here lately all you have is a whole lot of junk in the theatre and it's a good change from watching superhero movies and a whole lot of corny movies which I am becoming totally burned out on !
0 out of 0 users found this helpful A refreshing hit
At first i had doubts about the movie because of the limited showtimes in the movie theaters. However, after seeing it , i had no regrets. The movie is unpredictable and intense. Strong performances by all the cast. Loved Salma Hayek's b@*%hy, balls busting ways, yet showing a motherly side in the movie role. Also love Elena's hair and clothes. Very impressed with Taylor's bad ass role in the movie. Hope he continues to play more of those roles. Aaron.. a.sexy surprise. Very entertaining movie!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Not Oscar material.
Script was basically for dumbies. Acting was very disconnected. No real relationship building amoung lead characters. My friend and I decided that the show should have been called, "Barbie, Ken and GI Joe Vs the whole Mexican cartel which consisted only of one great big dirty guy with strange hair and Selma!" Very Disappointing!
0 out of 0 users found this helpful Retardges
Don't see this ....get it on thepiratebay if you have to see it for FREE! this movie $@&*s ass. unoriginal , drugs , gangs , killings , all been done before a thousand times and a thousand times better ...to me it was a bore-fest ... sure they have some pretty big name but that's about it ... nothing shocking nor interesting there ... it's like watching an updated version (but not updated for the better_) of Natural Born Killers or some crap. So tired of the same ol'... but if you absolutely wanna waste two hours of your life on this uninteresting piece of elephant poo , go download it for free somewhere ... more like Retardges