WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > C > The Conspirator > Reviews

The Conspirator Reviews

The Conspirator

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

April 15, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Robert Redford

Starring :

Robin Wright Penn, James McAvoy, Justin Long, Evan Rachel Wood, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline, Alexis Bledel, Danny Huston, Colm Meaney, Toby Kebbell, Jonathan Groff, Stephen Root

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..the characters are written as symbols; the actors give them unexpected life..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
“..staged flatly on obvious sets, it has the cramped, low-budget look of those docudramas that used to abound on '70s TV..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
3 of 4

“..Redford always gets the best out of actors, and his cast - especially Wright, Wood, Huston, and Tom Wilkinson - is exceptional..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..its timely resonance and its grieving heart..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1.5 of 4

“..it should be tense and thrilling, full of rich, powerful performances; instead, it'll make you feel like you should be taking notes in preparation for a high-school exam..”
by Christy Lemire [Associated Press]
2 of 4

“..isn't terribly interested..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Review rate : C

“..is stiff-jointed and dull..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..is never less than thought-provoking and illuminating..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
“..is charged with impassioned performances and an unimpeachable liberal message..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
4 of 5

“..is a satisfying telling of an important chapter of the nation's history, one whose consequences echo still..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
4 of 5

“..heartbreakingly average..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..barely worth the extra credit, kids..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
3 of 4

“..a quality drama with a capital Q..”
by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]
“.."The Conspirator" is first, last and always a political drama, and, Wright's performance aside, it is the play of events of history that most holds our interest..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR :

“..a frantic, peppy, in-your-face slice of irreverent toon action..”
by Geoff Berkshire [Variety]

HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 :

“..good for a few laughs, but not much more..”
by Justin Lowe [Hollywood Reporter]

THE SEARCH :

“..the film as a whole is tepid and familiar enough that it's hard to even find much to salvage in the acting..”
by Oliver Lyttelton [The Playlist]

RISE OF THE LEGEND :

“..a slick, polished and entertaining reboot of a folk legend..”
by Elizabeth Kerr [Hollywood Reporter]

FOOD CHAINS :

“..Rawal takes a compassionate but dry approach that suggests he's focused on making a call to arms, not art. The best documentaries manage to be both..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]

SEASONS OF LOVE :

“.."Seasons of Love" is a tedious love story that doesn't have the drama nor excitement of even ten minutes on the F train..”
by Monique A. Williams [Shadow and Act]

A ROYAL CHRISTMAS :

“.."A Royal Christmas" may not be the brightest bulb on the tree, if only because the story is so underpowered by original ideas..”
by Nancy DeWolf Smith [Wall Street Journal]

HELLO LADIES: THE MOVIE :

“..as a romantic comedy that stands on its own, Hello Ladies: The Movie hits every objective. It's a structurally sound movie, which may sound like an insult but simply means that it's not just a stretched out episode of Hello Ladies..”
by LaToya Ferguson [A.V. Club]

LATE PHASES :

“..Late Phases fails to deliver either shocks or real drama..”
by Katie Rife [A.V. Club]

ALL RELATIVE :

“..not entirely successful attempt at doing something unexpected within the traditional romantic-comedy framework..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [LA Times]