THE BOTTOM LINE: THE CONSPIRATOR

THE CONSPIRATOR

STARRING:  James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline, Alexis Bledel, Evan Rachel Wood and Justin Long

DIRECTOR:  Robert Redford

GENRE:  Historical Drama

SYNOPSIS:  A reluctant lawyer is tasked with representing Mary Surratt, the lone female co-conspirator charged in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

RATING:  PG-13

RUNNING TIME:  123 Mins

THE GOOD:  Slow moving, but compelling…   This film is only recommended for people with a lot of patience.  James McAvoy (THE LAST STATION, THE LAST KING OF SCOTTLAND) and Robin Wright (FORREST GUMP) head a strong cast.

Robert Redford’s astute direction will leave you haunted.  If you thought you knew the whole story, think again.  

THE BAD:  Unfortunately, the ending will leave you angry and depressed.  It seems that we haven’t come too far in 200 years.

THE UGLY:  Most people will ignore this film and that is a shame.  It is a good history lesson; one that everyone should know.

MY SCORE:  ***

(3 OUT OF 5 STARS) 

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