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  • Summary: Narrated by Tom Hanks, the adaptation of Martin Dugard and Bill O'Reilly book dramatizes the events leading up to and after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln (Billy Campbell) by John Wilkes Booth (Jesse Johnson).
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Feb 15, 2013
    83
    Engaging docudrama with lots of interesting detail. Worth watching.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Feb 15, 2013
    80
    The Nat Geo movie is a thoroughly entertaining, exciting docudrama.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Feb 15, 2013
    80
    If Mr. Spielberg’s "Lincoln" achieves greatness largely through the detailed performances of Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and others, Killing Lincoln also has details to recommend it--historical details, the kind of tidbits that (along with Mr. Hanks’s assured narration) can hold your attention, even though the tale is familiar.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Feb 15, 2013
    50
    It's much more a bare-bones recitation, with some interesting sidelights in the telling.
  5. Reviewed by: Nancy DeWolf Smith
    Feb 15, 2013
    50
    It's a good refresher course, but not a hugely gripping one.
  6. Reviewed by: David Wiegand
    Feb 15, 2013
    50
    Nothing new is revealed in the National Geographic Channel's first scripted special, Killing Lincoln. But that doesn't mean the decently written and adequately performed docudrama is unwelcome.
  7. Reviewed by: J.C. Macek III
    Feb 19, 2013
    30
    The result is disappointing, sensationalistic and silly.

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