Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Conspirator

Director: Robert Redford

Stars: James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson

An intriguing story about the aftermath of the assassination of President Lincoln. James McAvoy stars as Frederick Aitkin, a Union war hero and young lawyer, who reluctantly defends a woman, Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), accused of conspiring in the assassination. Based on real events the courtroom drama reveals John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbel), was no lone wolf, but part of a wider conspiracy to topple the government. The movie is directed by Robert Redford and features a strong cast but turns out not quite as dynamic as it could have been. Despite this it may be one to watch more than once.

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