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When Abraham Lincoln is assassinated, eight people are arrested for conspiring to kill the President of the United States. The only woman amongst the accused is Mary Surratt (Robin Wright). As her lawyer (James McAvoy) reluctantly defends her case, he begins to suspect it isn't his client, but rather her son (Johnny Simmons) that the military tribunal really wants to catch and hang.
Why Is The Conspirator Rated PG-13?
The Conspirator is rated PG-13 for some violent content.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Conspirator...
Violence: The first section of this film portrays images from the Civil War, including dead soldiers on the battlefields. The assassination of the President is depicted with little or no blood. A man, who is bedridden with injuries from a previous accident, is attacked and stabbed multiple times. The assailant also attacks and injures others when he enters and leaves the house. A blood-covered knife is seen. Four people are led to the gallows and are hanged. A brick is thrown into a home, breaking a window. Discussions of violence and prejudice are heard.
Sexual Content: None noted.
Language: Infrequent mild profanities.
Drugs/Alcohol: Smoking and drinking are portrayed in this period film.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
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Another person finds one of his family members being implicated in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in the fictitious storyline of National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The movie Gods and Generals looks at the American Civil War, which preceded the President’s murder.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: NR
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Details on home video releases of The Conspirator...
The Conspirator releases to home video on August 16, 2011. Bonus extras include:
- Feature-length documentary about the plot to kill Lincoln
- Interviews with the cast and crew
- Numerous featurettes on the making of the film and the true story behind it
- Image Galleries
- Video commentary with Robert Redford