7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
" One you may have missed, but shouldn't...",
This review is from: Conspiracy Theory [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I am a little unsure why this film didn't receive higher critical acclaim. I found it to be excellent. Mel Gibson's character is introduced to you as a bit of a mystery, but it is quite obvious that he has some ploblems. Extreme paranoia and stalker tendencies being a few of them. Julia Roberts is with the justice department, and is the object of his affection. The story as it unfolds reveals more and more of Jerry's (Mel's) past, as the dark side of government forces start to hunt him down. I won't reveal too much of the plot because it really would spoil it. The movie has an excellent cast, just the right tone, an intriguing plot and a surprise ending that fits this unusual film perfectly. I am not a huge Mel Gibson fan, ( I need to say this to give credence to my opinion) but he deserved an Oscar nod for pulling off this very difficult performance so believably.