Not widely released in the UK - I tried to catch a screening of it but found it played for only a very short time at my cinema - Robert Redford's latest drama is a slow, but eventually perfectly watchable historical drama.
Based on the story of Mary Surrat (Robin Wright Penn), the only women to be tried in connection to the conspiracy around the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and the trial lawyer (James McAvoy) assigned to defend her, the film is a well made piece that fans of the era/historical stories or even simply a good courtroom drama should appreciate.
Not knowing a great deal about Mary Surrat herself, I find it hard to tell the degree of accuracy the film truly has over the version of her story depicted here, but setting that aside, the story itself is a worthwhile one to spend a couple of hours in the company of. Though the film certainly flows at it's own pace.
The extras package is adequate, with a commentary and a batch of featurettes about the making of the film and the characters central to the story.