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Rated PG-13 · 122 min. · 2011


Robert Redford's historical drama investigates the plot that killed Abraham Lincoln, in particular, the case of boarding house operator and alleged conspirator Mary Surratt (Robin Wright Penn). The trial and hanging of Surratt is an important, nearly forgotten episode of American jurisprudence. However, The Conspirator is so captivated by its historical heft that it forgets to engage its audience in the figures at the center of the diorama.

See our full review: Redford's studious but inert Lincoln film, <i>The Conspirator</i>

Redford's studious but inert Lincoln film, The Conspirator

The film's opening act is a well-crafted recounting of the conspiracy, and Redford's attention to detail is impressive throughout, but we're left puzzling over the figures at the center of the diorama. »

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Director: Robert Redford
Writer: James Solomon
Cast: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Groff, Danny Huston, Kevin Kline, Toby Kebbell and Norman Reedus


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