• The Conspirator (2011)

The Conspirator

Release Date: April 15th, 2011

DVD Release Date: August 16th, 2011

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Following the assassination of President Lincoln, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill Lincoln, the vice president and the secretary of state. Lawyer Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) reluctantly agrees to defend the lone woman, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), who owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and others met to plan their crimes. Aiken realizes that Mary may be innocent and being used as bait to capture her son, a suspect who is still at large.

Cast: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Evan Rachel Wood, Danny Huston, Tom Wilkinson, Alexis Bledel, Justin Long

Director: Robert Redford

Genres: Historical drama , Thriller

Production Co: The American Film Company

Keywords: Tense, Mystery, Emotional, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Rex ReedObserver

    No matter where your political leanings lie, the great thing about The Conspirator is that Mr. Redford is wise enough to let the audience decide what the parallels are. See it, enjoy a ripping good yarn and learn something. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The bad news is that The Conspirator - doesn't have enough crackle. show more

  • 60
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    Historical records being what they are, the filmmakers are forced to speculate about certain things, but where facts are known they generally adhere to them. show more

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