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February 16, 2012
I thought it was really good. (And nice to learn some history from a film that's also entertaining)
February 03, 2012
December 03, 2011
I loved it. Redford did a great job. Need more movies like this.
October 23, 2011
damn fine movie good acting all around def worth checking out!
August 22, 2011
Bought the DVD. Great story, and great acting if you like period pieces. Mine came with a 2nd, special features DVD that contained a documentary that contradicted the conclusion the movie steered you towards.
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The New York Times
The few glimpses we catch of the Ford's Theater production of "Our American Cousin" are unfortunately the liveliest and most convincing moments in this well-meaning, misbegotten movie. Full Review
In The Conspirator, Wright announces in no uncertain terms that she is back and more than ready for her close-up. Full Review
The New Yorker
In The Conspirator, one wishes that the director had found the grace to touch upon, rather than belabor, the parallels between the conspirators of 1865 and the present-day inmates of Guantánamo. Full Review
The cast is uniformly outstanding, a pleasure to watch. It's a more toned-down role for the often-fiery McAvoy, and it suits him. Full Review
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. Full Review