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The Conspiracy

2012 | Canada | 84 min | More...
A still from The Conspiracy (2012)
C+: 3 stars (out of 5)
on Sat Dec 19, 2020

Two young documentary filmmakers focusing on conspiracy theories stumble upon a centuries-old cult comprising the world’s most powerful people.

This impressed me on my first watch years prior. Revisiting it, I found it less resonant. I still appreciated the inventive technique and clever script, but its insistence on treating the cult as a faceless entity frustrated me. Alpha personalities don’t act as a collective. So, who’s pulling the strings? Who’s dominant enough to force presidents and tycoons to fall in line? That’s the actual terror. Without a human identity, the film proves easier to dismiss. Imagine The Wicker Man without Christopher Lee’s chilling Lord Summerisle.

Still, the film merits a look, if only to appreciate the crafty way the script strings together various popular conspiracy theories to fashion its own.

Viewing History

    Watched on
    Sat Dec 19, 2020 via FandangoNOW
    Watched on
    Fri Aug 22, 2014 via Netflix