The Shadow Conspiracy
The Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

A government conspiracy to assassinate the president provides the firepower for this action-techno thriller. Fortunately for the beleaguered Commander-in-chief, his courageous aide Bobby Bishop, aided by comely reporter Amanda Givens, is on… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 12, 1997
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Bland, interminable chase scenes take up so much of the story -- the hackneyed plot doesn't need much exposition -- that the sheer repetitiveness begins to amaze you.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The film is so contemptuous of its audience it doesn't even bother to present a surface resemblance to reality.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Corpses pile up, dreadful secrets are uncovered, and Bishop eventually gets to the bottom of things, a full hour after the least attentive viewer will have figured out who's behind it all.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
Time Out

Sadly, Sheen doesn't even look profound. Like a zombie who's spent too much time in the gym, he blunders heavily from one stunt to the next, his pursed lips conveying nothing more than pique.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

When Charlie Sheen and Donald Sutherland appear in any movie, you should be wary. Their contracts seem to demand nothing but corny formula.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

The story's driven completely by coincidence and baffling lunacy, and you'll be driven... to press eject on your VCR.

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Daniel M. Kimmel
Variety

The climactic assassination attempt... is so ridiculous there's only one real danger: that the president (and the audience) will laugh to death.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There isn't a brain in its empty little head, or in its assembly-line story, which is about how Charlie Sheen pauses occasionally between ludicrous action scenes, some of them ripped off from better films.

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Dragan Antulov
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Ridiculous.

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