Saturday, 2 February 2013

Review: Lincoln

World of Blackout 77-Word Film Review

Lincoln Poster

Cert: 12A / 150 mins / Dir. Steven Spielberg

That's the second film this year with an engaging start, a spectacular end, and a dialogue-heavy mid-section that had me thinking 'Okay, you know where this is going, I certainly do, so how about you stop fucking talking about it and show me?'

Don't get me wrong, all of the performances are outstanding, but the film loses much-needed power in dawdling.

'Be excellent to each other. And… party on dudes.'

Is the trailer representative of the film?

Did I laugh, cry, gasp and sigh when I was supposed to?

Does it achieve what it sets out to do?

Pay at the cinema, Rent on DVD or just wait for it to be on the telly?

Will I think less of you if we disagree about how good/bad this film is?

Will I watch it again?

Is there a Wilhelm Scream?

And because you won't be happy until I've given it a score...

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