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Conspiracy Theory (1997) Movie Information

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Richard Donner


Mel Gibson
Julia Roberts
Patrick Stewart
Cylk Cozart
Steve Kahan
Terry Alexander





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A New York taxi driver publishes a newsletter of complicated conspiracy theories he sends to five people. When one of his wild theories proves to be true, he becomes the target of the men behind the plot.

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Alaine 12/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Didn't care for this. Maybe I'll try it again sometime.

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mitchellyoung 04/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Mel Gibson really delivers a powerhouse and nuanced performance here, but, sadly, it is lost amid a mess of a plot and a supporting cast that doesn't measure up to Gibson's interesting character. A dud of a thriller.

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serioussir 12/29/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Although Gibson is aborable in this, it's not his best. It does have some good mystery/suspense but it also ends too easily. Not a fan of Roberts in this one.

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goodfellamike 05/21/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A paranoid thriller that can't quite decide what it wants to be about. Once the conspiracy is proved to be real, nothing becomes of it. Mel Gibson's performance is energetic and surprisingly likable (since he's kind of a stalker and an assassin), but the creative aspects don't really go anywhere and it turns into just a series of chases and escapes. Not bad, but no great shakes. Final Grade: C+

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02/25/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Was there a conspiracy to make this boring?

A good director and three great actors are brutally underutilized but they do try their best with a script that is far too thin to justify a 132 minute running time. As a result, 'Conspiracy Theory' feels hollow when it's trying to have depth and despite the title the central conspiracy at the heart of the plot is pretty boring. What is more surprising is how boring the movie often is. I looked at a clock and it was 30 minutes into the story when it actually began! After that it took 20 minutes to introduce the villains and another hour is dedicated to the characters just wandering aimlessly same as the audience hoping for a big payoff that never happens. Like I said, the villains' plot is boring compared to similar movies despite having the freedom of implausibility as a popcorn movie. M...

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01/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Conspiracy Theory" by Yojimbo

Paranoid cab driver Mel Gibson becomes the target for government spooks when one of his many bizarre conspiracy theories turns out to be true. The team that brought us the Lethal Weapon franchise reunite for more slapstick action in this Hollywood thriller that couldn't be more middle of the road if it were scattered with roadkill. Gibson goes through the usual likeable loon motions as he tries to romance terminally bland attorney Julia Roberts while being chased by the usual gun toting, black clad suspects in helicopters and on motorbikes. Donner is quite adept at mainstream action but thanks to some unnecessary chases and flabby pacing it gets less and less interesting as it goes and a potentially interesting plot twist is jettisoned in favour of the usual idiot pleasing happy ending, p...

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