Finally saw The Conspirator

You’d think writing this blog and being a third-cousin of Mary Surratt (and distant cousin of John Wilkes Booth) that I’d have been first in line for The Conspirator. But, I was vacationing in Europe when it opened so Friday night was my first chance to see it.

It was worth the wait – barely.

I won’t write a long review given most of you have seen it if you care. Forgiving the many small things 99 percent of the public wouldn’t notice because Hollywood never lets mistakes get in the way of a good story, the movie was a solid B. It was a little boring in parts in the courtroom and we all know the ending so there was no drama.

But, the acting was strong. It was a new twist on a well-worn tale and it’s always nice to see historical films.

Overall, I was mildly disappointed, but two others who saw the movie with me loved it so I guess I’m a tough critic.

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