A paranoid cab driver, Jerry Fletcher, publishes a newsletter about conspiracy theories and nourishes a desire for the lovely Alice Sutton, a Justice Department employee. Suddenly Jerry finds himself in trouble with the CIA when one of the theories turns out to be accurate.
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Too much conspiracy movies and theories as I was pretty fed up with this by 1997 in the mid of the "X-Files" craze and numerous imitiations. This one is most memorable for having Patrick Stewart channeling the ghost of Laurence Olivier for a torture sequence. The romance between Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts is so fake and horrendous it is hard to take serious.
It is your typical action/thriller Hollywoodianesque structured script. But well, it was actually quite engaging and it caught my eye long after the first 30 minutes. So, I would say it is definitely worth a watch.
People are suckers for conspiracy theories. This film is quite entertaining as it tickles the notion through this conspiracy obsessed protagonist. Gibson seems to play well the guy verging on insanity.