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  • Release Date: Feb 15, 2013
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5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

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  3. Negative: 3 out of 8
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23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

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  1. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Feb 19, 2013
    20
    Saving Lincoln feels amateurish, strange and beyond redress.
  2. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    Feb 15, 2013
    0
    At its worst, the film is a panoply of ersatz camera placement and terrible scene blocking, actors having no clue how to interact with their surroundings as they rifle through dialogue that stands as a series of historical checkpoints rather than a cohesive story.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 15, 2013
    20
    The movie’s gimmick is having the actors visually superimposed over sets created from actual Civil War photographs. But this collage effect, while striving for truthfulness, comes off like a View-Master version of a tale already told.