(Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times) "The Conspirator," Robert Redford's latest film, takes up the story in a postwar Washington convincingly shot on location in Savannah, Ga. He approaches it as a legal procedural, concerned not only with the case but with the legal precedents it established, which we are still dealing with today. Crucially, the case tried a civilian in a military tribunal, denying her the right to a jury of peers that is guaranteed in the Constitution.
(Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle) Grieving about events that occurred before we were born feels unnatural, like a rejection of a world we've always known. But in "The Conspirator," director Robert Redford persuades us, if not to grieve, to understand other people's grief and to look at the assassination of Abraham Lincoln with fresh eyes.
(Kenneth Turan, LA Times) "The Conspirator" has several allies in its earnest but effective quest to make a forgotten corner of America's past come alive. Many of those were planned, including the sine qua non casting of Robin Wright in the title role, but perhaps the most potent was an unintentional accident of history itself.
(PRWeb) THE CONSPIRATOR, directed by film legend Robert Redford, brought audiences to their feet this weekend as the movie debuted at more than 700 theaters across the country. Filmgoers gave standing ovations at sold-out shows following a similar reaction at the movie's Ford's Theatre premiere last week, which included members of the United States Supreme Court, Congress, and the Presidential Cabinet.