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Shadow Conspiracy Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 28, 2009
Bland, interminable chase scenes take up so much of the story -- the hackneyed plot doesn't need much exposition -- that the sheer repetitiveness begins to amaze you.
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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.
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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.
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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.
| Original Score: 1/5
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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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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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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| 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
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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