‘The Conspirator’ DVD Review

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on August 27, 2011

The Conspirator
DVD ($29.95)

Robert Redford directed this gripping post-Civil War historical drama about the only woman to be charged in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Robin Wright stars as Mary Surratt, the owner of the boarding house where the conspiracy was planned, and James McAvoy plays the young attorney assigned to defend her. Can he prevent the nation’s outrage from turning into a court-sanctioned witch hunt? DVD extras include a feature-length documentary about the true story that inspired the movie; featurettes on the film’s characters, costumes and props; and commentary with director Redford.

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