Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Outstanding drama about revered leader's political genius.

PG-13 2012 150 minutes

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age 12+

Based on 21 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 50 reviews

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age 13+

Makes amendments to the US Constitution seem like a nail-biter!

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln...and I bought it every step of the way...that Method acting clearly works wonders...the supporting cast is none too shabby...I was definitely on the edge of my seat around the tactics used for the passage of the 13th amendment. I had no idea I would ever say that and mean it. The film feels 30 minutes too long, but the first two hours go by quickly.
age 15+

Need to know your history

This movie is a historical drama where I think it is important to review your history before watching. I actually pulled out a history text while watching to try to figure out who was who and what was going on. Watching it with a 12 yr old history buff who has yet to study this time in any real depth was a real challenge to follow story and it prompted a ton of questions. Wish we had reviewed the history and maybe have had just read a Lincoln biography prior to watching.

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