Lincoln - movie review

From March 13, 2013

I really should write a better review than this one, but I saw the movie a few months ago and have sort of forgotten many things about what happened in it. After I buy it on DVD, I'll flesh out this review more.
I enjoyed this film (one of the first Steven Spielberg films I've seen in a while), but I liked "Argo" better as a political drama. 
Daniel Day-Lewis did a good job, of course. 
It was a quiet movie, and a little bit boring at points. Which isn't a bad thing, necessarily. I think a lot of movies are too in-your-face nowadays. This movie lets you wait for Lincoln's punchline (he was apparently fond of telling jokes) or watch as he slowly walks down a hallway. 
Overall, I can see why it's getting the praise that it is. 
Interestingly, there's also a not-so-subtle reference to Obama being elected at the beginning of the movie.