“Lincoln” Movie Has Its Unofficial Premiere

Steven Spielberg’s new movie, “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the great man, received its first public screening Monday night at, appropriately, Lincoln Center. I was there. I’m still making up my mind what I think of it. (I wasn’t blown away, but I was quite impressed.) I’ll write more about it in a day or two. Meanwhile, here’s a sampling of tweets from others in the audience:
David Ehrlich: “Lincoln is Spielberg’s smallest film since Always. Best when portraying a man isolated by incalculable burden. Script divided against itself.”

Logan Hill: “Spielberg’s Lincoln at NYFF was rock solid monument to Abe, a bounce back from War Horse. Oscar noms galore. Tommy Lee Jones FTW.”

Coming Soon’s Ed Douglas: “Lincoln’s a real winner. Spielberg’s best movie in years. Lincoln should be good for 12 Oscar nominations and 4 easy wins. But the security at the event sucked shit and really put a damper on the night.”

Hollywood Reporter columnist Scott Feinberg: “Now [it] belongs to the ages.”

Matt Patches: “Spielberg’s Lincoln turns a defining moment in history into a human story. [It’s] heavy on the politics. But I loved all the behind-the-curtain government stuff. Kushner’s playwright roots all over it. Day-Lewis is dynamic, but it’s a great ensemble piece. James Spader steals the show. And man, there is so much comedy in Lincoln! Spielberg doesn’t shy away from the craziness of Congress, even in a dire scenario.” Whoops!

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