Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

8.30PM, ONE ★★★

This is not a con­ven­tional, birth-to-death biopic of Amer­ica’s great­est pres­i­dent. In­stead, Steven Spiel­berg nar­rows the fo­cus to four short months in the short­ened sec­ond term of Abra­ham Lin­coln (Daniel Day-Lewis). Nev­er­the­less, this is a twoand-a-half-hour talk-fest in which Hon­est Abe’s most sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment – the abo­li­tion of slav­ery – will be dis­cussed into ex­is­tence be­fore your very eyes. 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. Co-stars Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

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