Shadow Conspiracy
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)

Presidential advisor Bobby Bishop (Charlie Sheen) is hunted by an unknown assailant in this political thriller. With the help of Chief-of-Staff Jake Conrad (Donald Sutherland) and the newspaper journalist Amanda (Linda Hamilton), he… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 25, 1997
DVD 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.

Maitland McDonagh
TV 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.

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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