Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Critics Consensus

Visually creative, but also aimless, repetitive, and devoid of character development.



Total Count: 67


Audience Score

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Journalist Raoul Duke and his lawyer Dr Gonzo drive from LA to Las Vegas on a drugs binge. They nominally cover news stories, including a convention on drug abuse, but also sink deeper into a frightening psychedelic otherworld. As Vietnam, Altamont and the Tate killings impinge from the world of TV news, Duke and Gonzo see casinos, reptiles and the American dream.


Johnny Depp
as Raoul Duke
Gary Busey
as Highway Patrolman
Ellen Barkin
as Waitress
Cameron Diaz
as TV Reporter
Tobey Maguire
as Hitchhiker
Craig Bierko
as Lacerta
Mark Harmon
as Magazine Reporter
Katherine Helmond
as Reservation Clerk
Michael Jeter
as Bumquist
as Musician
Penn Jillette
as Carnie Talker
Lyle Lovett
as Road Person
Laraine Newman
as Frog-Eyed Woman
Michael Lee Gogin
as Uniformed Dwarf
Larry Cedar
as Car Rental Agent, Los Angeles
Brian Lebaron
as Parking Attendant
Tyde Kierney
as Reporter
Richard Riehle
as Dune Buggy Driver
Ransom Gates
as Dune Buggy Passenger
Frank Romano
as Dune Buggy Passenger
Gil Boccaccio
as Desert Room Doorman
Gary Bruno
as Desert Room Doorman
Richard Portnow
as Wine Coloured Tuxedo
Verne Troyer
as Wee Waiter
Will Blount
as The Black Guy
Ben Yeager
as Barker, the Clown
Christopher Callen
as Bazooka Circus Waitress
Ben van der Veen
as TV Crew Man
Alex Craig Mann
as Stockbroker
Gregory Itzin
as Clerk at Mint Hotel
Troy Evans
as Police Chief
Gale Baker
as Police Chief's Wife
Chris Hendrie
as Executive Director
Larry Brandenburg
as Cop in Black
Stephen Bridgewater
as Human Cannonball
Buck Holland
as Shopper
Mary Gillis
as Shopper
Robert (Tex) Allen
as Car Rental Agent, Las Vegas
David Brisbin
as Man in Car
James O'Sullivan
as TV Newsman
Milt Tarver
as TV Newsman
Kathryn Alexander
as Lizard Performer
Mia Babalis
as Lizard Performer
Kristin Draudt
as Lizard Performer
Kim Flowers
as Lizard Performer
Nan Friedman
as Lizard Performer
Judith Lieff
as Lizard Performer
Tane McClure
as Lizard Performer
Diana Mehoudar
as Lizard Performer
Geoffrey B. Nimmer
as Lizard Performer
Marlene Bologna
as Trapeze Artist
Chobi Gyorgy
as Trapeze Artist
Karen E. Castoldi
as Trapeze Artist
Lisa S. Hoyle
as Trapeze Artist
Joseph S. Griffo
as Trapeze Artist
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Critic Reviews for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Audience Reviews for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • Sep 25, 2016
    A retrospective of early 1970's drug culture in North America in the most stylish way possible.
    Greg A Super Reviewer
  • Jun 22, 2015
    It's visually appealing and has Depp and Del Toro at their craziest, however that's all that is carrying the film. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is wildly senseless and the plot is just as hallucinating as the symptoms of this drug-induced tirade. 2/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2015
    mild humour and some witticisms. Not much else going on though. along with time bandits another bit of Terry Gilliam poop. Never thought I'd see Benecio Del Toro looking like Colonel Gadaffi.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Jul 30, 2013
    The cult film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a dark comedy from writer/director Terry Gilliam that's overly bizarre and incoherent. Two hippies, a journalist and a lawyer, go to Vas Vegas where they get stoned, tear up hotels, and roust the locals. Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro lead the cast and give some really interesting performances. However, the story goes nowhere and doesn't have any point to it; which wouldn't be that bad if it was a fun journey, but it's not. While there are some entertaining elements and a creative visual style, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ends up being a bad trip.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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