The Conspirator

Cert: 12A RT 122 mins


Robert Redford tells the story of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), the only female co-conspirator charged with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, in this  superior historical drama.

Slow pacing may put many off, but great performances – including James McAvoy as the man defending Surratt – make it all worthwhile.

Good for: An American history lesson.

Pierre De Villiers