Imagine an epic period episode of The West Wing and you're pretty much there.
It's sometimes spielbergian to a fault, veering to close to Oscar worthy on occasion, but, for the most part it's hugely entertaining and surprisingly funny.
Performances are off the chart, to the point that Joseph Gordon levitt turns up and barely registers. Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and James Spader just eat up the screen whenever they're on and it looks fantastic.
Two thumbs up, with a hat and cool beard.