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Lincoln is a very intelligent movie

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I saw the movie “Lincoln” and understood instantly that this might well will win 3 of the 4 big Oscars,. It could win best movie, best director, best actor.  After that it’s anyone’s guess.  It is very clever. It is a political movie, both enthralling and exciting.  The character of Lincoln emerges as a man, and a skilled politician at that, rather than a cardboard cut-out saint.  Endearing scenes show him as a father, spending time with his young son, even as tension and drama unfold all around him.  We understand as the man makes compromises and cuts deals to secure the one thing he believes matters more than all else.  If only Spielberg knew how to quit when he’s ahead.  The last 15 minutes added nothing to the total…. Even so, this is a gripping, must-see movie.

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