This is one of those film you chalk up and recommend as a must see film. Daniel Day-Lewis is mesmerizing as Lincoln and the drama of the passage of the 13th amendment is compelling and holds your interest throughout. On DDL performance as "Lincoln". The last time I have seen a performance as overwhelming as the man the actor portrays was George C. Scott as "Patton". Sally Field also surprises as Lincoln's wife. Overall, this is a film that is masterful in all areas of film making and one that shouldn't be missed. I disagree with all those that say the film doesn't have a feel good theme to it. I think it does. Maybe not as feel good as an Iron man flying around like a bee but one of a true life drama that is as relevant today as it was then.