Friday, September 7, 2018

As illogical as many conspiracy theories

A paranoid cab driver named Jerry (starred by Mel Gibson) tries to convince Justice Department attorney Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts) that NASA wants to kill the president using a secret weapon capable of causing earthquakes. Soon, Jerry and Alice find themselves in the middle of a melee between several secret government agencies, one of them led by one Dr Jonas (Patrick Stewart).

"Conspiracy Theory" has a plot as convoluted, complex and illogical as many conspiracy theories. The original conspiracy involving NASA is soon forgotten in favour of a very different storyline featuring MK-ULTRA. We also learn that "They" can instantaneously track anyone buying the novel "The Catcher in the Rye" anywhere, at any time...

Well, at least Jerry is unionized!

"Conspiracy Theory" is a movie saved only by the competent and rightly famous actors. It really only deserves two stars, but since I managed to get through it due to Gibson, Roberts and Stewart, I kindly award it three. But don't say I didn't warn you!

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