How do they do that?
An unfinished version of the film was shown in NY recently. Here's the report, here's a review.
Lincoln isn't as sentimental as you might expect from Spielberg ... Lincoln veers too often toward becoming a somnolent period piece ... Though it might have worked better as a tighter, purely political thriller...I'm hearing OSCAR, baby!
Meanwhile, here's a compendium of twitter reviews from the watchers. Do we like on twitter? Or is that facebook? Because I like:
Not as bad as the trailers suggested but not interesting enough to watch again...Maybe this is a template, Shakespeare for the Americans. Lots of shouting, arm waving, "scenery chewing." Why should a lot of out-of-control stage actors own all that excess?
... [watch] only for hilarious overacting ...
(Lon Chaney Sr. would have made a great Spielberg Lincoln.)