The Conspirator

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In the aftermath of the assassination of President Lincoln, the nation wanted swift, decisive justice. Among the conspirators rounded up was Mary Surratt, accused of aiding and abetting the plotters by providing them room and board. In this historical drama directed by Robert Redford, Union soldier and lawyer Frederick Aiken is assigned to defend her. He battles his own prejudice and that of the military court in a desperate attempt to see justice prevail over vengeance.

ClearPlay In Action!

The Conspirator is a fairly clean movie, ClearPlay excising a handful of unnecessary swear words that creep in, including an ‘S’ word or two. It also softens a couple of violent spots surrounding the assassination attempt. With ClearPlay, the movie would be appropriate for younger teens and up.

Should I Conspire to See this Movie?…

The Consipirator is a historical and courtroom drama with all that implies. It is a bit clunky in spots and won’t knock your socks off, but it will hold your interest as a glimpse into a lesser known event surrounding Lincoln’s assassination. The film acts as a cautionary tale against vengeance and prejudice, and if you are unfamiliar with the story of Mary Surratt (as I was), it’s worth a spin, especially for history aficionados.

Brian Fuller—ClearPlay Conspirator

Rated PG-13 for some violent content; 122 min; Directed By Robert Redford
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