William "Spooky" Macpherson is a thirty six year old veteran of the Iraq war. Known as the man with the thousand yard stare he is not only a soldier but a warrior. One day he receives a call from fellow veteran and friend ... more »Miguel Silva; a man who saved Macpherson's life during his tour in the middle east and is now asking for help. Finding civilian life a bore and a chore Macpherson obliges and journeys to Lukeville, Arizona to help his friend get his newly acquired ranch into shape. But when Macpherson arrives Silva has gone missing. While searching for his friend Macpherson soon realizes that the townspeople of Lukeville are living in fear of the notorious John Rhodes; a man who has taken control of the town for personal gain. When Macpherson finds out that Silva has been killed as part of Rhodes overall strategy nothing stops Macpherson in his quest for justice.« less
Robert M. from DURAND, IL Reviewed on 10/27/2013...
Action packed movie. I enjoy Val Killmer
Deidra C. (Deidra670) from GARRETT, KY Reviewed on 3/24/2011...
CONSPIRACY is a kick-ass, good time!! Val Kilmer, Spooky, is a Desert Storm vet dealing with PTSD after being injured in a particularly grisly fashion. Recuperating in the hospital, he becomes close with Miguel, another member of his platoon that was also injured.
Once the war is over, Miguel goes to Arizona and hopes to reunite with his wife and son. He calls Spooky and asks him to join them and help him work on his ranch. But when Spooky gets there, it's as if Miguel never existed. Then the fun begins.
Val Kilmer does a great job as the quiet hero and Gary Cole does what he does best, chew up the scenery as a terrific villain. Add in a little Jennifer Esposito and you've got a butt kicking, guns blaring, wild ride!!
So, take a chance on CONSPIRACY. You won't be disappointed.
Just beware of pissing off the one legged soldier man!!
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Jeremy G. Reviewed on 1/3/2011...
Very Good, Val rocks!!
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Unexpectedly exciting and thought provoking film
Susan M. Lamy | Westport, CT | 04/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When we got this film, we expected it to be an action movie, something to pass an evening without much thought. We were wrong, this is an action drama with a really interesting take on immigration and the war in Iraq, government and so much more. We really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it to all audiences."
It's Not a Conspiracy!
Karl E. Weaver | California, USA | 04/18/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie vanished without a trace--but it's not a conspiracy. It's just no blockbuster. Adding to what has already been written above: Kilmer plays "MacPherson", an Iraq war veteran (I wasn't even sure which Iraq war he was in, but does it really matter? Presumably it was the latest one). His unit gets hit by an explosive device in a particularly nasty fashion, a bunch of men die and others are badly injured. He and another man spend months recuperating and become best friends. He returns home (somewhere in CA I think) and has PTSD. Friend keeps bugging him to come down to AZ. Finally he goes down, only to find said friend gone, and nobody admits to having heard of him, or that his address even existed. Meanwhile the only news in this 2-bit town is all the new construction going on by--like the man above said--Halicorp. Yes the bad guy is sort of a cross between Cheney and Erik Prince or something. He's virulently xenophobic but there must be more than that going on in his plans (exactly what is never quite made clear) because his construction project seems pretty big. Well this really isn't much of an action film--it starts slowly and then--well kinda stays slow because Val Kilmer just isn't an action hero anyhow. The best we get is some closeups of his face changing emotion as he somehow transforms from a PTSD wracked vet going nowhere, to a man with a mission again--to figure out what happened to his friend--and then, to pay back a debt of gratitude to him. Gary Cole plays the villain "Rhodes". Greg Serano plays "Miguel", Kilmer's wartime buddy. Jennifer Esposito plays the romantic interest. The music isn't too bad. If you watch this with zero expectations, it's not too bad a film... "
Good Ole Boys get their butts whupped by Val Kilmer
Pat Nava | San Francisco, CA | 12/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With a few pages from the Rambo film "First Blood," Val Kilmer as ex-Marine and Gulf War veteran "Spooky" MacPherson arrives at the border town of New Lago, in search of his USMC buddy who needs help building his new home in the nearby town of New Hope. Kilmer gets rousted by the Sheriff and his gang of red-neck deputies employed by the megalomaniac John Rhodes (played by Gary Cole - Midnight Caller, Talladega Nights, In The Line Of Fire, Pineapple Express) of Halicorp (a not-so-subtle liberal shot at the Halliburton Corp.) who seems to own the town and its environs; and who also belong to the "United Borders" force (another not-to-subtle shot at the "Minutemen" organization).
Anyway, to make a long story short. MacPherson is arrested, "washed down" (a la First Blood) and then the fun begins when the deputies assault him in his cell later that night. He of course escapes, kicking their butts in the process and then leads the bumbling red-necks on a car chase (he's in one of the deputies cars) which ends with him being shot over a small cliff. Oh, by the way, he suffers PTSD, which in a way, helps him survive and escape.
Well, of course he survives (we later learn he was wearing the body armor of one of the deputies) to be rescued and put up in a small Mexican village by Joanna (Jennifer Esposito - Crash, Related, Samantha Who?) who has been taken care of by the evil Mr. Rhodes. She wants MacPherson to bring down Rhodes. After telling her he's not the man to do it, she shows him the video tape of his friend and families murder.
After that, it's Hell on Earth for Rhodes and all his flunkies. Which concludes in an ambush, sniping and expertly aimed gunfire from semi-auto pistols by MacPherson with the help of one of the deputies (the one who shot him over the cliff) who just happened to be the brother of Joanna.
Very predictable plot after the first 15 minutes. But still an enjoyable kick-butt movie. Don't take this movie seriously. Yes, there's a message about Red-Neck racism, Illegal Aliens, The Minutemen, and the Halliburton Corp. But hey, it's a movie, and whether you take offense to it or agree with its politicized message, don't let it spoil your enjoying this film."
LuvsLabs09 | Ca. | 07/20/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Wow.. there is so much wrong with this movie, I don't know where to begin.
The plot? Um...yeah right.
Val Kilmer plays an marine....yeah right! He needs to loose about 50 lbs first!
The acting in this movie is awful. It has the feel of a made in the garage movie. The town setting is an old western town, dirt roads, saloon buildings, etc. It looks like they walked on Universal studios with a camera.
The movie bounces back and forth from war time, to present, to one minute he is in bed with one woman, then the next minute its another. Kilmer doesn't say much. Just sits and stares.
I wouln't watch this if it was the only DVD available on the planet. It was horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
OOBER MAN | 09/06/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie sucks. Probably one of Kilmer's worst roles ever. There are absolutely no redeeming qualities to be found here."