Ostensibly, the simple answer is yes. Lincoln is a neatly groomed bit of Civil War cinema that manages to be grittier than expected while still keeping its Spielbergian corners tucked safely in. It's a good film with a better cast, and while worlds seem to revolve around the bureaucratic dealings of Abraham Lincoln, a better title for this might have been "The 13th Amendment," as the real battles are fought by Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones) in the House of Representatives. This is no biopic, but is instead a slice of carefully chosen time marking the dawn of the president's second term in office to the moment of his untimely assassination. It's roughly a year in the life, and it's a strange, heavy year of backhanded political deals, massive human rights issues, bloodshed, and big questions as to just when dubious, ethically unsound behaviors may become justifiable.