THE CONSPIRATOR (2011 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Stars ìììì

The Conspirator—superbly directed by Robert Redford—is an American Civil War flick about the story of the persons who conspired to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. Wow! What a winner!  

Storyline

Wounded Civil War soldier Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy) tries to keep his fellow soldier, Nicholas Baker (Justin Long) alive by shaking him every few moments and telling him a story about two men at the Pearly Gates. Frederick Aiken hears a noise, calls for aid, and men come to help Nicholas Baker first, at Frederick Aiken’s request. The camera goes to black screen and states, ‘Two Years Later’. The film is off and running about the story behind Lincoln’s assassination.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Redford for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Joe Ricketts, Jeremiah Samuels, and Webster Stone for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Frederick Aiken (James McAvoy), Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), Edwin Stanton (Kevin Kline), Anna Surratt (Evan Rachel Wood), Reverdy Johnson (Tom Wilkinson), Nicholas Baker (Justin Long), Joseph Holt (Danny Huston), William Hamilton (James Badge Dale), and General Hunter (Colm Meaney).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s very well done.

Ben Meyers

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