The acting was great, but unless you're a lawyer by trade, the storyline was so boring! Lincoln did so much more in his life that would have been worth portraying. The whole movie was about passing the Emancipation Proclamation...where's the excitement in that? With such a star studded cast, it could have been so much more. The actors did a wonderful job and I loved their attention to detail, but 2 1/2 hours about Congress...OMG! Save your money and go watch something else...unless you need a nap.