CONSPIRACY THEORY (15)
D: Richard Donner
Warner Bros. (Joel Silver & Richard Donner)
USA 🇺🇸 1997
W: Brian Helgeland
DP: John Schwartzman
Ed: Frank J. Urioste & Kevin Stitt
Mus: Carter Burwell
PD: Paul Sylbert
Mel Gibson (Jerry Fletcher), Julia Roberts (Alice Sutton), Patrick Stewart (Dr. Jonas), Cylk Cozart (Agent Lowry)
A New York taxi driver is obsessed with conspiracy theories, writing about them in his own independent publication, but he becomes a pursued man when something he writes about is more than just a paranoid rant.
A good idea for a thriller descends into a standard chase movie which rips off as many similar films from the 1970's as it can muster.
My opinion of course, and it may be a little harsh, but this is just lazy filmmaking for an undemanding audience.