Ok first let me say the acting in this movie is beyond reproach and it is just first rate. The screen play is writing using the proper english of the time and area which is great but at some point it can be difficult to follow. Still after reading much about Lincoln I think DDL knocked it out of the park. The real weakness in the film is the ending 3 minutes where it seems they tried to tie everything up really quick and flipped through many scenes and situations to make sure they mentioned major historical things. Other than that the film is great and one of the true historical films that plays out really well.