The Conspirator parents guide

The Conspirator

Overall A-

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.

Release date May 13, 2011

Violence C-
Sexual Content A
Profanity B
Substance Use C

Why is The Conspirator rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Conspirator PG-13 for some violent content.

Run Time: 123 minutes

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Why is The Conspirator rated PG-13? The Conspirator is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some violent content.

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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The Conspirator
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta 14A
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Disturbing Content
Ontario PG Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video NR

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News About "The Conspirator"

Cast and Crew

The Conspirator is directed by Robert Redford and stars Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Conspirator movie is August 16, 2011. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

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.


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