Killing Lincoln | reviewed by: William O'Donnell | September 16, 2013
entertainment value
Jesse Johnson chews the scenery as John Wilkes Booth. The script is melodramatic to say the least. Nice assembly of lesser known facts.
genre Documentary | Drama
synopsis April 14, 1865. One gunshot. One assassin hell-bent on killing “a tyrant,” as he charged — the 16th President of the United States. And in one moment, our nation was forever changed. This is the most dramatic and resonant crime in American history: the true story of the killing of Abraham Lincoln. From Executive Producers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, and narrated by Tom Hanks, National Geographic Channel's first ever docudrama, Killing Lincoln, based on the New York Times bestseller, combines re-creations with historical insight in a thrilling chronicle of the final days of President Lincoln and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth.
lead actors Billy Campbell | Jesse Johnson | Geraldine Hughes | Kam Dabrowski | Tom Hanks | Brett Dalton
director Adrian Moat