Lincoln

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 52 reviews

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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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