Starring: Mel Gibson, Patrick Stewart, Julia Roberts
Directed by: Richard Donner
Produced by: Warner Bros., Silver Pictures, Donner/Schuler-Donner Productions
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
|B- B- B-|
|Review by Xibo
||Date seen: August 8, 1997|
|Viewing Location: Edgewater, NJ
|Summary: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts, how could you lose! Oh.|
|Mel Gibson plays a mentally disturbed individual (imagine that), a writer
of a conspiracy theory newsletter that apparently got the attention of
"them". The sugar level is just a tad too high in this movie, which
can be attributed to Julia Roberts's character. I fail to see why she
is so popular. Patrick Stewart plays the leader of the bad guys, "them",
the unnamed agency or whatever they are. We never really learn for sure.
The movie starts out very choppy, like an epilectic fit, and as it calms
down, there are a few holes left unfilled. What remains is an ordinary
action film, which Mel does very well. |
|C+ C+ C+|
|Review by smeehrrr
||Date seen: February 7, 2000|
|Viewing Location: The Evil Empire
|Summary: Mel does crazy|
|I know it's a bit of a stretch for him, but Mel Gibson plays an unstable freak in this movie. Oh wait, has he done that before? Well, anyway, this unstable freak happens to be right, and people are trying to kill him. Julia Roberts is here, for some reason. They have some chase scenes. People get tied up and beat up. There are guns. Yeah, that's about it.
"I should put quotes here."