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Lincoln gets mostly positive reviews from NY Film Festival 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:

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

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.