release year:1997 genre:drama viewing setting:theater, 9/1/97 what I expected:something convoluted what I got:an overlong, overly-complicated, contrived mess
synopsis:A NY cab driver lives for creating ideas about coverups and plots...but he may die, because one of his theories appears to be true.
impressions:This one kept me guessing, but it also kept me yawning. There were parts that were contrived, and there were parts that were never explained. One thing's for sure: this movie represents anti-government paranoia at its worst.
acting:Mel Gibson does a fine, often-funny job with his role. Julia Roberts does too, as the Justice Department agent who befriends Gibson's character. Patrick Stewart plays an evil mastermind with great relish.
quote:"The truth will set you free."
final word:Worth watching, but only once. After that, you'll know everything, and it will grate on you.
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