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  • Summary: The true story of Abraham Lincoln's presidency is told from the perspective of his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon and with sets created via CineCollage from actual Civil War photographs.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Feb 13, 2013
    50
    Odd and not entirely uninteresting little docudrama.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Feb 13, 2013
    50
    A curiosity telling the President's story through the eyes of longtime friend Ward Hill Lamon, it's of interest only to serious history-hounds and techies curious about its unusual green-screen production.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Feb 14, 2013
    40
    The whole affair has an artificial look reminiscent of a community theater production on a cardboard set. The vintage images don’t add enough to make up for the visual distraction. The story, though, is of moderate interest.
  4. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Feb 15, 2013
    38
    Under even the best of circumstances, Saving Lincoln would have to inevitably face the scrutiny of potential redundancy.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Feb 19, 2013
    20
    Saving Lincoln feels amateurish, strange and beyond redress.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Feb 12, 2013
    0
    The tragic ending the material demands precludes viewers from complaining that the movie is the most unpleasant thing that could happen in a theater.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 27, 2013
    7
    With the recent success of Lincoln you knew it was only time before this we got more movies and documentary's about Abraham Lincoln and to my surprise this was quite enjoyable. Collapse

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