“The Pelican Brief” is one of the older movies (around 1993).Â I guess, conspiracy fans and theorists would love it.Â It is about yet another government conspiracy.Â There seems to be some sort of conspiracy (coincidence? I think not!) in the cast for this film.Â The director, Alan J. Pakula, did at least another film about conspiracy before – “All The President’s Men“, back in the 1970s, together with Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford.Â Two leading actors in “The Pelican Brief” did conspiracy movies before too.Â Denzel Washington played a part in “The Manchurian Candidate” and Julia Roberts played in “Conspiracy Theory“.
I, myself, am not a big fan of conspiracy movies unless they have plenty of action and surveillance technology.Â “The Pelican Brief” didn’t have much in terms of technology and could use some more action.Â Despite that, though, I have to say that it wasn’t too boring or anything.Â I enjoyed it.Â And, yes, both Denzel and Julia performed good and made them movie so much better.Â Without them it would have been a total loss.
6.5 out of 10 (make it 7, if you need an integer).Â Recommended, if you like conspiracy mysteries and scared Julia Roberts.