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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.

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Movie Reviews:
  • 50
    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

  • 40
    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. ...

  • 40
    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. ...

  • 0
    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

  • 0
    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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