Historical Drama, 122 Minutes, 2009
Since we covered “Lincoln” [our review] recently this seemed like a reasonable follow-up. The movie covers the trial of Mary Surratt, the lone woman accused of conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
Historical Drama, 150 Minutes, 2012:
This is an excellent historical drama. There are some amazing performances, notably by Daniel Day-Lewis [IMDB] and Tommy Lee Jones [IMDB]. Focusing almost exclusively on the little understood, but intensely interesting, fight to pass the 13th amendment it’s a movie that every American should watch and understand.
Drama, 157 Minutes, 2012
This was a great movie. Incredibly well acted, incredibly well paced, incredibly well written. It deserves all the accolades it received and more – moreso because it could have so easily been a self-aggrandizing, America – fuck yeah! anthem but instead delved much deeper and much more honestly.
Adventure, 114 Minutes, 2011
This is exactly the kind of movie I love, so it’s hard to be completely objective about it. It’s got fighting and swords and honor and mud and fighting and horses and friendship and more fighting. If you like those things, you’ll like this. There’s not much more to say.