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This is one movie I know everyone has been looking forward to, and it does not disappoint. The movie is about the last chapter of Abraham Lincoln’s life and the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery during the American Civil War. The overall style and flow of the movie reminded me a lot of Iron Jawed Angels (2004, starring Hilary Swank). The scenes showing the debates about the amendment and the final vote were incredibly suspenseful, however I felt that his assassination was rushed towards the ends. I think if they actually showed him getting assassinated or gave it a bit more attention than wrap it up in 5 minutes it would’ve been better.
Daniel Day-Lewis did a phenomenal job as President- from his voice to mannerisms to how he walks- but what surprised me the most was Tommy Lee Jones’ performance as Thaddeus Stevens. He was just incredible to watch throughout the film and moved me the most.