Saturday, February 25, 2006

Review – Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Tall, lean, lanky Raymond Massey was born to play the title role in this picture. Every imaginable threadbare cliché gets worked into the screenplay for this biography of Lincoln’s early years. Every line of dialogue is delivered in the stiff, hushed sanctimony usually reserved for church services. Overall this brings me mindful of the remark in Amadeus about lofty-sounding characters. Mildly amusing.

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