Shadow Conspiracy Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
There isn't a brain in its empty little head, or in its assembly-line story, which is about how Charlie Sheen pauses occasionally between ludicrous action scenes, some of them ripped off from better films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Here, we have stereotyped villains involved in a generic, high- level conspiracy, and a couple of equally-bland heroes on the run.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 5, 2004
The story's driven completely by coincidence and baffling lunacy, and you'll be driven... to press eject on your VCR.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
The rest of the film is Sheen, playing a George Stephanopoulos-styled presidential adviser, being chased around Washington D.C. by an assassin who is a terrible shot and has no speaking lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Some political junkies have an inordinate yen for movies that hop-skip around familiar Washington, D.C., locales and inside the bowels of a sinister White House. Members of this club may get some ephemeral amusement out of Shadow Conspiracy.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The plot, as it eventually unfolds, is so absurd and leads to such a silly climax that much of the audience's good will is burned away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
When Charlie Sheen and Donald Sutherland appear in any movie, you should be wary. Their contracts seem to demand nothing but corny formula.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The film is so contemptuous of its audience it doesn't even bother to present a surface resemblance to reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 11, 2004
Ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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April 29, 2005
The climactic assassination attempt... is so ridiculous there's only one real danger: that the president (and the audience) will laugh to death.
Karen Achenbach
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Sheen is a handsome and resourceful actor, but not enough so to win in this conspiracy of shadows over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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June 24, 2006
Sadly, Sheen doesn't even look profound. Like a zombie who's spent too much time in the gym, he blunders heavily from one stunt to the next, his pursed lips conveying nothing more than pique.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
A truly pathetic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
If you can't figure out all of the bad guys within the first ten minutes of the film, then you have not been getting your daily adult requirement of mysteries.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Is it just me or is Charlie Sheen the kiss of death for anything other than Hot Shots?
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The audience is guaranteed to laugh at all the wrong moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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