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The Conspirator

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: A
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 123
Theater Release: 13 May 2011
Video Release: 16 Aug 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The Conspirator Rated PG-13?


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.

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