New York cab driver and conspiracy buff Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) knows about the secret movers, shakers and assassins who really control things. Trying to put Justice Department attorney Alice Sutton (Julia Roberts) in the know, he's run out of her office. Soon both will run for their lives. The two stars conspire for suspense, romance and twists that click like a rush-hour taxi meter. A crackpot theory in the newsletter Jerry publishes may be true. Cryptic Dr. Jones (Patrick Stewart) and his men aim to squash it - and them too.
- Conspiracy Theory review by JD
There are moments of uncharacteristic overacting by Gibson but he otherwise plays a delusional paranoid well. The plot borrows an idea from The Bourne series or may be it's the other way around but is generally original and interesting, with twists and turns which are unpredictable enough to keep the viewer involved. I found it thoroughly entertaining and would recommend it as a good Friday night film