Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 2, 2012
It's certainly distinctive, looking at times like Richard Lester put through a postmodernist blender.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
(Gilliam's) vision is too reflexively comic to evoke the shadows of dread in Thompson's writing.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Pic serves up a sensory overload without any compensatory reflection on the outlandish and irresponsible behavior on view.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A film of brilliant moments, but sadly less coherent - and, on senses, rather less personal - than most of Gilliam's work.
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It's really a series of sketches on one theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If you encountered characters like this on an elevator, you'd push a button and get off at the next floor. Here the elevator is trapped between floors for 128 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Darn funny, but those moments of seemingly-inspired humor are more than offset by the rest of the movie, which is nearly unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4