BLACK OAK CONSPIRACY is a picture with all of the standard corn-pone ingredients--dumb sheriff, good-looking hero, lots of car chases, stolen kisses, feeble attempts at humor, etc. You've seen it all before in various Burt Reynolds pictures. (Not that the Reynolds films were any better,
they just had him in them.) In this film, however, the talents of Cassel, Salmi, and Perrin deserve better than the script and lame direction offer them. Lots of subplots that would have been better submarined.