Conspiracy Theory

  • 15
  • Richard Donner (1997)
  • US
  • 129 min
Conspiracy Theory
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Mel Gibson plays a neurotic New York cabbie who's consumed by wild conspiracy theories and their implications in this uneven action thriller from director Richard Donner. It's the newsletter Gibson produces that suddenly intensifies interest in him from ominous parties such as creepy Patrick Stewart, who may work for the CIA. But that's only the half of it, because when he turns to Justice Department attorney Julia Roberts for help, the Manchurian Candidate-like plot takes off. Donner glosses over the improbabilities with his usual considerable style and bravura, and Gibson and Roberts make an engaging team, but the uneasy combination of light laughs and unsavoury darkness eventually conspires against them. Conspiracy theorists will love it, though.

Plot Summary

Action mystery thriller starring Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts. A New York taxi driver obsessed with conspiracy theories turns to a beautiful lawyer for help when he himself becomes the target of a sinister plot.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jerry Fletcher
Mel Gibson
Alice Sutton
Julia Roberts
Dr Jonas
Patrick Stewart
Agent Lowry
Cylk Cozart
Wilson
Steve Kahan
Flip
Terry Alexander
Cynic
Alex McArthur
Clarke
Brian J Williams

Crew

Director
Richard Donner

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Warner Bros
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing .
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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