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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Reviews

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November 24, 2014
Unless viewed through the prism of psychedelic habituates, it is unlikely audiences will find much to savour in Gilliam's picture.
Read More | Original Score: D+
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
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
April 28, 2003
If Gilliam was intending to create a film that would disgust, disorient and eventually irritate, then this one's a bona-fide masterpiece - but don't expect me to sit through it ever again.
Read More | Original Score: 61/100
May 2, 2012
It's larger-than life, wild, dizzy, colourful and vulgar, and goes round in circles - for a very long time.
January 1, 2000
To actually see the images instead of imagining them changes the dynamic and the whole affair lurches into seediness, sleaze and too much vomit on screen.
March 26, 2009
Pic serves up a sensory overload without any compensatory reflection on the outlandish and irresponsible behavior on view.
January 26, 2006
A film of brilliant moments, but sadly less coherent - and, on senses, rather less personal - than most of Gilliam's work.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 27/100
January 17, 2004
About as enjoyable as a bad trip.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 9, 2005
There is not enough of the drug dementia and too much philosophizing by Gilliam.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 22, 2004
Unlike Trainspotting, Fear and Loathing doesn't shock or fascinate. It simply disgusts and repels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 16, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 2/10
May 22, 2003
Funny as it might be, the movie has no substance and is instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
This big-screen adaptation of the 1971 cult classic is a sure candidate for many worst ten film lists.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 1, 2000
The movie is really just one scene after other, giving the impression that each tableau could form the basis of a separate narrative, but the images just do not gel as segments of a 128-minute work.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 21, 2003
Although the picture's final moments establish it as a morality play, it's been so previously vacuous that the effort is futile.
| Original Score: F
December 8, 2002
While entertaining early on, these drug-induced trips become increasingly repetitive as the story progresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 31, 2011
The fear is comical; the loathing almost nonexistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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