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Universal acclaim - based on 44 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 565 Ratings

Summary: In 1865, as the American Civil War winds inexorably toward conclusion, U.S. president Abraham Lincoln endeavors to achieve passage of the landmark constitutional amendment which will forever ban slavery from the United States. However, his task is a race against time, for peace may come at any time, and if it comes before the amendment is passed, the returning southern states will stop it before it can become law. Lincoln must, by almost any means possible, obtain enough votes from a recalcitrant Congress before peace arrives and it is too late. Yet the president is torn, as an early peace would save thousands of lives. As the nation confronts its conscience over the freedom of its entire population, Lincoln faces his own crisis of conscience -- end slavery or end the war.
Runtime: 150 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language
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Production: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War
Countries: USA, India
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 26, 2013
Director Credit
Steven Spielberg Director
Writer Credit
Doris Kearns Goodwin Book "Team Of Rivals: The Political Genius Of Abraham Lincoln" (In Part)
Paul Webb Writer
Tony Kushner Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Daniel Day-Lewis Abraham Lincoln
Cast Credit
Adam Driver Samuel Beckwith
Bruce McGill Edwin Stanton
Daniel Day-Lewis Abraham Lincoln
David Costabile James Ashley
David Oyelowo Ira Clark
David Strathairn William Seward
Hal Holbrook Preston Blair
Jackie Earle Haley Alexander Stephens
James Spader WN Bilbo
Jared Harris Ulysses S. Grant
John Hawkes Robert Latham
Joseph Cross John Hay
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Robert Todd Lincoln
Julie White Elizabeth Blair Lee
Lee Pace Fernando Wood
Michael Stuhlbarg George Yeaman
Peter McRobbie George Pendleton
Sally Field Mary Todd Lincoln
Tim Blake Nelson Richard Schell
Tommy Lee Jones Thaddeus Stevens
Walton Goggins Wells A. Hutchins
Producer Credit
Adam Somner Co-Producer
Daniel Lupi Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll Executive Producer
Jonathan King Executive Producer
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Kristie Macosko Co-Producer
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