LINCOLN ( M)
THIS is not a conventional, birth- to- death biopic of America’s greatest president. Instead, film- maker Steven Spielberg narrows the focus to four short months in the second term of Abraham Lincoln ( Daniel Day- Lewis). Yet Lincoln is still a 2 ½ hour talk- fest on Honest Abe’s most significant achievement – the abolition of slavery. Luckily, for any viewer who may lose their way in this maze of florid chatter, there is a great performance by Day- Lewis to lead you back to clarity. Abe takes an age to get to the point, but in keeping with the crucial nature of events covered here, it is always a point made for the ages. Co- stars Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones.
Now showing Village Cinemas