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The Conspirator (2011)
Directors:
Robert Redford
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State. The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (ROBIN WRIGHT), 42, owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (TOBY KEBBELL), 26, and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (JAMES McAVOY), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal. Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (JOHNNY SIMMONS). read more As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

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Patrick King wrote a review for The Conspirator 4 years and 3 months ago

Begins in 1865 with Lincoln's assassination. Plays like documentary rather than drama and on trial, along with Mary Surratt, is our nation's Constitution. I could only wonder what our 16th president w

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