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The Conspirator

The Conspirator
  • 2010
  • US
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Robert Redford
  • Cast: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Justin Long, Danny Huston, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Alexis Bledel, Kevin Kline, Jonathan Groff, Norman Reedus

This courtroom drama about the woman charged alongside John Wilkes Booth – the man who shot Abraham Lincoln – is clearly just as inspired by more recent politics. The results are intermittently preachy and starchy, better suited to stirring a classroom debate than a cinema audience.

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The Conspirator

17 Jun 20113 stars

Mixed results from Robert Redford courtroom drama on shooting of Abraham Lincoln

(12A) 122min Have you ever wondered about the true story of Mary Surratt, the woman charged alongside John Wilkes Booth – the man who shot Abraham Lincoln – and his co-conspirators in 1865? Robert Redford’s courtroom drama supposes that you have and…

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