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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]

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