First and foremost, it’s nimble-footed, crowd-pleasing entertainment. Tasked with dramatizing some of the most significant moments of the 19th century, Spielberg shoots the picture as a bustling ensemble comedy. There’s little pageantry here, just a lot of deeply flawed, quicksilver wits trying to muddle their way through the course of American history.” – The Improper Bostonian, 11/14/2012

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