Year of Release: 1997
Director: Richard Donner
Approx. Running Time: 135 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"ONE OF THE SMARTEST, SCARIEST AND FUNNIEST THRILLERS IN YEARS."
-Steven Rea, PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
New York cab driver and conspiracy buff Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) knows about the secret movers, shakers and assassins who really control things. Trying to put Justice Department attorney Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts) in the know, he's run out her office. Soon both will run for their lives.
The two stars conspire for suspense, romance and twists that lick like a rush-hour taxi meter. A crackpot theory in the newsletter Jerry publishes may be true. Cryptic Dr. Jonas (Patrick Stewart) and his men aim to quash it - and them, too. "I don't know what I know but I know that it's big," Jerry says. What we know is that Conspiracy Theory is big entertainment.
There are a lot of people who, for various reasons, have called this a bad movie - some even to the point of saying it's one of the worst ever made. But those jaded assholes just don't know how to have a good time with a film. This isn't a deep, thought provoking motion picture, people. It's not meant to be totally believable. You're just supposed to have fun.
Do some of the things in this film cross the line between the plausible and the implausible and teeter on the edge of ridiculousness?
Is this one hell of a funny and entertaining ride?
You bet your ass.
Rated R (MPAA)