Originally Posted by Beard_of_Meat
As for the ending I think that Spielberg did a fine job.Everyone knows that Lincoln was assassinated and to have a film about Lincoln during this point of his life and not have that included would have been a disaster.I could see people's gripe if the film was about Lincoln's first term but it's not.In fact I think the assassination was handled pretty well.
It was handled terribly. You're right in that it shouldn't have been shown, but it should have ended with him walking down the hallway. The misleading scene that followed was pathetic.