• Conspiracy Theory (1997)

Conspiracy Theory

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: December 30th, 1997

R |2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary

New York City cabbie Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) is an expert on paranoid conspiracy theories. He is also infatuated with government lawyer Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts), who permits his attention because he once rescued her from a mugging. However, when Jerry is captured and put through psychotic tests by Dr. Jonas (Patrick Stewart), he realizes there is an actual conspiracy. After escaping, Jerry enlists Alice's help, but she wonders whether he has uncovered a real threat or is just insane.

Cast: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart, Steve Kahan, Terence Alexander, Alex McArthur, George Aguilar

Director: Richard Donner

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Silver Pictures, Donner/Schuler-Donner, Warner Brothers

Keywords: Escape , New York City , Doctor , Spirited , Suspenseful , 1990s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Barbara ShulgasserSan Francisco Examiner

    The good guys metamorphose into bad guys and back into good guys with dazzling efficiency in Brian Helgeland's disturbing, comic script. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Unfortunately, the parts of the movie that are truly good are buried beneath the deadening layers of thriller cliches and an unconvincing love story. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts contribute major star power to the uneven tale, but it never becomes as convincing as a real conspiracy theory should. show more

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