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Lincoln

Released

Nov 09, 2012

Latest Home Video

Mar 26, 2013

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Director

Steven Spielberg

Cast

Daniel Day-Lewis
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Tommy Lee Jones
Jackie Earle Haley

Studio

2012 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures / Twentieth Century Fox

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Synopsis

As the people of the United States battle the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) also battles a war with the leaders of government as he tries to abolish slavery.

Content Details

Why Is Lincoln Rated PG-13?

Lincoln is rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language.

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Violence: Soldiers engage in fierce hand-to-hand fighting with characters punched, stabbed and shot. A man’s head is held under water until he drowns. Gruesome images of maimed and dead corpses strewn across a battlefield are seen. Blood oozes from a wheelbarrow containing severed limbs that are dumped into an open pit. A man attempts to shoot another on the street. A characters lies on a blood-soaked pillow after being shot. Injured soldiers are seen in a hospital. A couple argues loudly.

Sexual Content: A woman is seen in her slip.

Language: The script contains two strong sexual expletives used in a nonsexual context, racial slurs, infrequent scatological slang, numerous curse words and some terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters frequently smoke. Other tobacco use is also shown. Characters drink on numerous occasions. A woman tells an employee to get a man drunk so he will sleep better.

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The legacy of Abraham Lincoln has inspired many movie depictions. His death ignites a mystery in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets. He comes alive and to the rescue in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. And he is part of a homework project in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Historical dramas about his time in government include Gods and Generals. The trail of his accused assassins is portrayed in The Conspirator. Meanwhile, across the ocean, William Wilberforce, a member of Parliament in 18th century England also fights to end slavery in Britain in the drama Amazing Grace.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Violence. Coarse Language.
AB PG Violence, Language May Offend, Not Recommended for Young Children.
MB PG Not Recommended for Young Children, Violence.
ON PG Not Recommended for Children, Language May Offend, Tobacco Use.
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Lincoln...

Home Video Notes: Lincoln

Release Date: 26 March 2013

Lincoln releases to home video in 2 packages:

Lincoln: 2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray/DVD) comes with:

- The Journey To Lincoln

- A Historic Tapestry

Lincoln: 4-Disc Combo Pack (2 Blu-rays/DVD/Digital Copy) includes:

- The Journey To Lincoln

- A Historic Tapestry

- In The Company Of Character

- Crafting The Past

- Living With Lincoln

- In Lincoln’s Footsteps

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Chloe0919 says: Nov. 11, 2012

I took my 10 yr. old son & his BF to see this yesterday and although it was a long movie and the English spoken was not something they fully understood they were very interested in it. After the movie we discussed it in great detail and I was completely blown away by there keen observations, to them it was so foreign the hatred for African Americans, they were happy that they did not live in that time but now have a better understanding of the political process and why it’s important to fight for what you believe in. My son was stunned to hear about the fear of allowing women the right to vote. We talk a lot about politics and world events so he understands more than most 10 year olds. I think the importance of this film outweighs the rating. Yes they show some pretty graphic war scenes, but for them to understand what WAR is those images are necessary. I didn’t feel that the scenes were unrealistic or overly used, it was balanced. You can’t explain our history without the images. I wouldn’t take younger children to see it but 10 year olds I believe it’s fine, my son is very interested in politics especially since we just had an election and he remembers the historic day when Barack Obama was sworn in as President. So this movie comes at an important time!!!

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