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Conspiracy Theory (Widescreen/Full Screen) [Import]

Mel Gibson , Julia Roberts , Richard Donner    R (Restricted)   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
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Conspiracy Theory


What is it about director Richard Donner that Mel Gibson enjoys so much that he's appeared in five of Donner's films? Is it the on-set pranks? Could it be the big-budget perks and $20-million paychecks? Or is it just a well-stocked catering table? Whatever the case, the Lethal Weapon star and director teamed up again, along with fellow superstar Julia Roberts, for this typically glossy, entertaining but ultimately hokey thriller. Gibson plays New York cab driver Jerry Fletcher, whose wacky belief in conspiracies finally hits on a coincidental truth involving an evil figure named Jonas (Patrick Stewart) and a secret program of government-funded mind control. Roberts plays the Justice Department attorney who finally believes in Jerry's paranoid ramblings. With a plot (from LA. Confidential cowriter Brian Helgeland) that's a lot of fun as long as you don't think about it too critically, Conspiracy Theory benefits immeasurably from the charisma of its high-magnitude stars. --Jeff Shannon

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Conspiracy Theory - An extremely well made film! Feb. 10 2004
I would definitely have to say that "Conspiracy Theory" is one of my favorite films of all times. The overall premise, pacing and the performances given by the actors lends heavily to this opinion. The one intriguing yet very strange thing about this movie is seeing Patrick Stewart playing the bad guy. After years and years of parts in which he is generally one of the good guys and then of course, his role as Captain Jean Luc Picard on Star Trek The Next Generation solidified his status as the "ultimate" good guy, it's very difficult to see him on the wrong side of the script. As usual though, his performance is as top notch as it is in any project he immerses himself.
Mel Gibson's performance as Jerry Fletcher in this film is quite a show. Just imagine his demeanor as Riggs from the "Lethal Weapon" movies and "crazy" it up a few notches and you have Mel Gibson as Jerry Fletcher, an Oscar caliber performance unrewarded. What can one say about Julia Roberts; she does her thing in this film and it works very well. That's the one strange thing about Julia Roberts, in most of her films, you don't see a very drastic difference in her performances, she pretty much does the same thing film for "most" of her films and they keep on being box office hits.
As testament to the quality of this film, one only needs to look at the name of the director which is Richard Donner. For many years now, Richard Donner has directed some of the most successful television shows and films ever produced such as; "Gilligan's Island," "The Rifleman," "Superman" the movie in 1978 and all four of the "Lethal Weapon" movies, hence Mel Gibson's casting in the lead role of "Conspiracy Theory.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mel Gibson is Brilliant Jan. 3 2003
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If you have any doubt whatsoever that Mel Gibson is one of the greatest actors of our time, buy this movie and dispel those doubts once and for all. Gibson's portrayal of the unhinged Jerry Fletcher is nothing short of astonishing. Rambling in broken, unfinished sentences, and in facial expressions that speak volumes, revealing the depth of his character in layers, Gibson gives an incredible performance.
The conspiracy-laden plot has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, and the suspense is fantastic. Another EXCELLENT movie in Mel Gibson's enviable repertoire. Julia Roberts does a serviceable job in the movie also, though not a stand-out performance.
The only clinker in the movie is Lauryn Hill's version of Frankie Valli's classic "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You." Hill's version is a travesty that absolutely, positively RUINS that great song. Leave it to a modern-day singer/rapper to completely SCREW UP a classic song. Fortunately, you can fast-forward past it when the credits roll.
Other than that, great movie, highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie! May 20 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A classic and a movie that can be watched several times. I only like to buy movies that I can enjoy watching many times over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Atoe April 23 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Conspiarcy theory is one of those movies that makes you stop and wonder what if? I loved all the twists and turns throught the story line. The acting was superb, Mel Gibson really accuratly protrayed a crazy man. If you dont pay attention for 2 minutes you'll be lost for the rest of the movie. I didnt completely understand the moviw untill the second or third time I saw it. Once you really get what it is saying you'll love it. In short it was excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Serendipity Cinema #9 June 10 2004
A film you may never have heard of, but really should see. Trust me. You may hear the word Hitchcockian thrown around, everyone would like to achieve something that sings of the master, and, so, it gets used when anybody turns a corner and the music makes you jump. You could go a long way before you find anything that has even the slightest resemblance to the works of Sir Alfred.
Well, look no further. No, don't pay attention to the fact that it is Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts (with Patrick Stewart and Director Richard Donner thrown in) Rather see the everyday people thrown into the madness that only real life can destroy us with, and spit us out when it is done. Everyman fights the insanity that shouldn't be happening, but is, like "The Lady Vanishes," "The 39 Steps," even "The Man Who Knew Too Much." These are all precursors of this story of the obviously deranged man who is in love with this fairly normal girl, and is here to protect her from imagined danger. Or is it? Buy your copy of "The Catcher In The Rye" and follow us, it's a ride down the stairs streight-jacketed in a wheel chair!
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5.0 out of 5 stars sometimes they really are after you Feb. 24 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Great movie! Mel Gibson plays the part of Jerry Fletcher, a paranoid taxi driver that sees conspiracy theories all over the place. Julie Roberts plays Alice Sutton whose father had been killed by an unknown assailant, who she is still trying to find. She is a working official in the D.A.s office (I think) and Jerry is infatuated with her. He once saved her and ever since then he has kinda stalked her.
As I said before, he sees conspiracy theories all over the place and one day he brings one to Julia asking her to get the information he has found to the President, and of course, it goes in one ear and out the other with the attitude of "oh sure". He sends his little newsletter to a few people who have subscribed to it and then enter Dr. Jonas and his goons. He gets kidnapped, then, hurt, escapes to find Alice, ends up in the hospital, escapes that with Julia's help and then it really gets interesting!
With everything that has gone on during the last few years, it makes for a more believable movie than ever. The acting was great and of course it wouldn't be complete without the touch of romance included. Very enjoyable!
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5.0 out of 5 stars super bluray
the bluray is super quality and the movie too i saw the movie long time ago but discover it again in bluray is a very good experience
Published 5 months ago by Marc Bouhana
5.0 out of 5 stars Where do I start.....
This movie keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting for what's next. I bought this after a friend recommended it and was caught from the moment it started. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Melodramatic
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Lots of action and Mel Gibson at his zaniest best. What is not
to like about this movie? The twists in the plot were wonderful.
Published 14 months ago by Mo
4.0 out of 5 stars MEL O DRAMA ALMOST WORKS
The charisma that Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts have developed over the years is the saving grace of this convoluted, overly plotted movie. Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by Michael Butts
5.0 out of 5 stars Patrick Stewart - evil?
I was shocked at how much I enjoyed this movie. When it hit theaters I wasn't interested in seeing it and only saw it recently. Read more
Published on Jan. 23 2004 by Shelley Gammon
4.0 out of 5 stars In Theory
Director Richard Donner and actor Mel Gibson have such a good time making movies together, that it spreads to the other cast and crew, which in turn makes the film better than it... Read more
Published on Jan. 22 2004 by T. Lobascio
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