Conspiracy Theory ★★★ 1997 (R)
Whacked-out New York cabbie Jerry Fletcher (Gibson) writes a newsletter on conspiracy theories, which he finds in ev ery possible place and situation. Naturally, he doesn't keep his thoughts to himself and exasperated Justice Department at torney Alice Sutton (Roberts) is stuck lis tening to the love-struck fool. But as the saying goes just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you. Sure enough, one of Jerry's conspiracies turns out to be true and suddenly he and Alice are being pursued by CIA shrink Dr. Jonas (Stewart), who's not what he seems to be either. Gibson's more geek than hero but appealing regardless, as is hero ine Roberts. Another successful, enjoy able, and highly profitable, teaming of Donner, Gibson and producer Joel Silver. 135m/C VHS, DVD . Terry Alexander, Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart; D: Richard Donner; W: Brian Helgeland; C: John Schwartzman; M: Carter Burwell.