Oscars preview: first reviews for Spielberg's Lincoln
Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln got a surprise screening on October 8 at the New York Film Festival, where it was met with mixed reviews.hollywood Updated: Oct 10, 2012 16:19 IST
Steven Spielberg's biopic Lincoln got a surprise screening on October 8 at the New York Film Festival, where it was met with mixed reviews.
Some of the early reviews of the film confirm its status as one of the leading candidates in the race to the Oscars, and say that Daniel Day Lewis, who already has two Academy Awards for best actor under his belt, is as impressive as ever as the sixteenth President of the United States.
"[Daniel Day Lewis] is guaranteed another Oscar nomination and frankly, we can't imagine anyone beating him out of winning his third Oscar, not even Joaquin Phoenix, who was so great in The Master," according to Edward Douglas's assessment on Comingsoon.net.
"[Lincoln] has occasional sparks, some tremendous actors doing estimable work, and its "climax" is perhaps the most dynamic and thrilling representation of a body of people voting on any law in the history of film. But it's also, at least in this "unfinished" form, not especially remarkable, enjoyable or wholly compelling," analyzes Rodrigo Perez in The Playlist.
The movie is set to hit North American theaters on November 16.