The narrative lumbers along in spite of Scott Free Productions (‘World Without End’, ‘Pillars of the Earth’) bringing all its customary stürm und drang to bear. And it’s hard to figure out whether Jesse Johnson’s portrayal of Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, is an acute portrayal of a bad actor, or just bad acting. The facts, at least, are delivered efficiently enough, but drama is sorely lacking. However many days you have left to live, there will be better ways of spending them than this.
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