Lincoln gets mostly positive reviews from NY Film Festival screening

Deluge of tweets followed surprise screening

Lincoln has had its first major public screening at the 50th New York Film Festival, with reactions flooding Twitter.

The response was mixed, with the naysayers describing the film as a overlong, dull and ‘a history lesson’, but there was plenty of rousingly positive feedback.

When it comes to praise though, it’s the acting that’s singled out, and not just awards-magnet Daniel Day-Lewis. The ensemble also get plenty of credit, with Tommy Lee Jones emerging as an early favourite.

Check out a sample of tweets below:


Lincoln opens in the UK on 25 January 2013 (16 November 2012 in the States).



Will Lincoln be the one to beat this awards season? Place your bets below…


    • AlfredsDream098

      Oct 9th 2012, 19:28

      Tommy Lee Jones better than Daniel Day Lewis, what witchcraft is this.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 9th 2012, 19:39

      Tommy Lee Jones has been one of the best actors around for decades.

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    • piffle

      Oct 9th 2012, 21:02

      Tommy Lee Jones is more given to slumming it than Day Lewis, so you can't really compare their body of work as actors. But given the right project TLJ is the equal of any man in Hollywood so it wouldn't surprise me to see him nick a movie from a performer of DDL's quality.

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