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Review: Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' a towering achievement
Hollywood's most successful director turns on a dime and delivers his most restrained, interior film. A celebrated playwright shines an illuminating light on no more than a sliver of a great man's life. A brilliant actor surpasses even himself and makes us see a celebrated figure in ways we hadn't anticipated. This is the power and the surprise of "Lincoln."
By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
November 8, 2012