Following the assassination of President Lincoln, seven men and one woman, Mary Surratt. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.
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November 29, 2011 While the film is pretty heavy-handed in framing the story in political terms, it is a compelling historical drama that will be news to many Americans.Read in Source
Tribune News Service
January 12, 2013 Wonderfully cast and carefully shot, there's barely a hint of a great filmmaker working with a fraction of his normal budget in this period piece...Read in Source
Globe and Mail
April 29, 2011 Once the ideological cat is out of the bag, the drama is degraded to the level of a historical pageant.Read in Source
Christian Science Monitor
April 15, 2011 The nightmare of Lincoln's assassination, and its immediate aftermath, is effectively delivered, and Wright, shrouded in black, her face a mask of indomitable sorrow, gives great gravity to what might otherwise have been a waxworks historical reenactment.Read in Source
April 17, 2011 There's a stiffness that keeps the story from packing a punch. Still, it's handsomely mounted, and at its best moments has the patina of a Masterpiece Theater production.Read in Source
January 30, 2012 If nothing else, this is certain to have a long life playing in middle school history classes for decades to come.Read in Source
May 06, 2011 Atmospheric, illuminating and affecting, The Conspirator captivates like an untold story -- one that you can't believe you've never heard until now, and won't soon forget.Read in Source
April 22, 2011 A bracing courtroom drama whose every scene seems wreathed in mist, dust motes and cigar smoke, the better to suggest a nation befogged by grief.Read in Source
January 02, 2012 The Conspirator deserves a lot more praise than it got on initial release: yes it is slow in parts and even provocatively tentative, but it is intricately crafted, a wonderful example of precision and attention to detail.Read in Source
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Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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