The true story of Abraham Lincoln and his bodyguard, U.S. Marshal Ward Hill Lamon. This unique film features sets created from actual Civil War photographs.
Film informationGenre: Biography
- The Hollywood Reporter - by John DeFore
A curiosity telling the President's story through the eyes of longtime friend Ward Hill Lamon, it's of interest only to serious history-hounds and techies curious about its unusual green-screen production. ...read more
- The New York Times - by Neil Genzlinger
The whole affair has an artificial look reminiscent of a community theater production on a cardboard set. The vintage images don’t add enough to make up for the visual distraction. The story, though, is of moderate interest. ...
- Variety - by Bill Edelstein
The script, while largely historically accurate, is undermined by stilted dialogue, and the picture is laced with ill-fitting parts that wind up literally all over the matte. The result is a film better suited to classrooms than theaters. ...
- The Playlist - by Gabe Toro
At its worst, the film is a panoply of ersatz camera placement and terrible scene blocking, actors having no clue how to interact with their surroundings as they rifle through dialogue that stands as a series of historical checkpoints rather than a cohesive story. ...read more
- Village Voice - by Alan Scherstuhl
The tragic ending the material demands precludes viewers from complaining that the movie is the most unpleasant thing that could happen in a theater. ...read more
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