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Conspiracy Theory Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 23, 2009
...a marginally engrossing thriller that ultimately comes off as something of a disappointment...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007
Two-thirds of a fine comedy of paranoia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Donner directs with an efficient hand. He keeps the action moving briskly. But most important for this format, he knows how to slip in a quick joke or two without detracting from the tension of the suspenseful plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 29, 2002
About a truth seeker who has a difficult time figuring out who to trust in a world where everyone seems to be playing multiple roles.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
If you've ever questioned Gibson's appeal, this serio-comic thriller offers 135 minutes of persuasive evidence as to why he's become one of the world's most reliable box-office draws.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The film starts to sour after 20 minutes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
...even at two hours and 15 minutes, Conspiracy Theory is fast-paced and exciting, effectively mixing drama, comedy, ingenuity, suspense, revelation and a heartening sense of a triumph of humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Parece que se tornou uma especialidade de Hollywood transformar idéias boas, criativas, em filmes de perseguição constante.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
...more long-winded than cunningly elaborate, more simplistic than elegantly simple, and more nonsensical than anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 16, 2001
I guess a Julia Roberts fetish can't overcome a crummy script and bad production values after all.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
...the strong impact that Gibson makes as damaged goods is diluted by selling Jerry as cute and redeemable.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
In the hands of stars in denial about their stardom and a director who can't be bothered to take things seriously, it has come out implausible and unsatisfying, a comic thriller that is not especially funny or thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
En route to this cynical fade-out, Conspiracy Theory does show off enough glossy style ... and incidental cleverness to keep viewers largely hooked.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
...confused and disjointed...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
...listening to Gibson's Jerry try to communicate what he's been through isn't suspenseful; it's exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, the parts of the movie that are truly good are buried beneath the deadening layers of thriller cliches and an unconvincing love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Donner is slick and shallow, but somewhat off his game here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
The action gets tiresome early, and the inspiration-starved script shamelessly lifts key plot elements from The Parallax View and Manchurian Candidate.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Mel's sheepish grins, charming buffoonery and flashes of wit carry the picture to such an extent that we are generously forgiving towards the skimpy dividend that is the return for our investment.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
...an uneasy mix of laughs and thrills; suspense and soap.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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