I just went to see this and all I have to say is wow. I mean wow. Daniel Day Lewis delivered a performance of the ages. And the rest of the cast was spectacular from Sally Field(Mary Todd) to David Strathairn(Seward) to Tommy Lee Jones(Thaddius Stevens) who all along with Lewis and director Steven Speilberg should be nominated for awards. Even the lesser characters were great. I had no idea that Bilbo was being played by James Spader. But Speilberg's direction is what makes this movie. Like Ron Howard did with Apollo 13, he was able to have you on the edge of your seat, even though we all know the outcome. I recommend this movie highly.