The Conspirator

The Conspirator

By Robert Redford

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2011-04-15
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Director: Robert Redford
  • Production Company: Wildwood Enterprises
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 5.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 3.49
From 202 Ratings


While an angry, post-Civil War nation seeks vengeance, a young union war hero must defend a mother accused of aiding her son in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Redford, the historical drama stars James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Academy Award®-winner Kevin Kline, Academy Award®-nominee Tom Wilkinson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Justin Long.



  • Slow paced and uninteresting

    By JoBell1
    I love James McAvoy and as ever, his acting is excellent here: but the script is extremely boring, the film very slow and it does not build any sense of drama, or investment in the characters. It's visually dull and repetitive, never seems to pick up pace and misses the opportunity to build tension even as the President is assassinated. Hard to feel any sympathy for the central characters, and it also fails to harness any real sense of anger even between the people who had just fought a civil war. Very disappointing.
  • Excellent viewing

    By Kosala
    A good drama of the times from an odd and previously untold angle. The cinematography is top notch and if you are a fan of period drama then this is a must see.
  • Great

    By NICKELBACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fantastic courtroom drama, very emotional. Definitely NOT boring as one reviewer said. After all, what do you expect from a film like this? It may be Robert Redford but Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid it is not (although that is also a 5* film)!
  • Boring borin and BORING

    By JhonBarto
    I thought it was going to be one of those nice drama thriller movies, but is is very slow, and above all.. BORING… spend your money on something WORTH IT!
  • Hypocrite?

    By CL London
    Hmmm,...I got the impression that the movie is about justice, the importance of being objective and our responsibility of not being blinded by our own and other people's emotions. Yet it is funny that the movie seems to have a quite heavily bias itself. From the very beginning you are being shown a clear division between who the 'good' and who the 'bad' guys are. It is all too easy to sympathise with the young, brave, selfless soldier, and the loving, caring and strong willed mother. The lying, stubborn and small minded opposition, who seem to abuse power is easy to dislike and mistrust. Seeing this clear signposting of the director in the movie in terms of who is good and who is bad makes me wonder how well the story actually has been told, and how well the other's side has been argued for. I suspect that the intention of the movie was to make us think about the handling of 'justice' in the US after 9/11. I, however, felt that the bias in the movie was so strong, that it seemed hypocritical. I could not shake the feeling that I was being 'sold' something in the same underhanded and bias way that the movie tries us to dislike. Acting was good, but RR seemed to have taken the easy route and the movie feels weak because of it.
  • A good movie - Worth the money

    By alzamabar
    A nice movie which talks about the struggle of justice in a newly formed America, historically interesting. The plot stands on its feet, the acting and photography are good.