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  • The film pivots on McAvoy's powerfully implosive performance as a man trying to grow beyond his own prejudices. His scenes with Wright, under Redford's nuanced guidance, give this film its timely resonance and its grieving heart. show more

  • Like most other members of an excellent cast that includes James McAvoy, Kevin Kline and Tom Wilkinson, she (Robin Wright) has come under the deadening directorial hand of Robert Redford. show more

  • This provocative account of a war-weary administration that denied Surratt her right to a fair trial starts slow but builds momentum in the scenes with Wright and Evan Rachel Wood as Surratt's flinty daughter, Anna. show more

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  • February 16, 2012 cindelenyc
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    I thought it was really good. (And nice to learn some history from a film that\'s also entertaining)

  • February 03, 2012 Rilly
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    Excellent!

  • December 03, 2011 Denis
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    I loved it. Redford did a great job. Need more movies like this.