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Conspiracy Theory Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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
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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
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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
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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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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Donner is slick and shallow, but somewhat off his game here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
...confused and disjointed...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
What makes Conspiracy Theory interesting beyond its cleverness and currency is how the filmmakers manipulate our feelings about its protagonist, Jerry, a New York City cab driver.
| Original Score: 4/5
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
The plot is every bit as zany and far more elaborate than that of Face/Off, but here again, you just go along with the silliness to savor the performances.
| Original Score: 3/4
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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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Entertainment Weekly
August 8, 1997
Full Review | Original Score: B-