Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Reviews

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March 29, 2019
The one stand-out is Johnny Depp, who brings Hunter S Thompson to bald-headed, pigeon-toed life.
May 2, 2012
A peculiar and oddly haunting achievement.
May 2, 2012
It's certainly distinctive, looking at times like Richard Lester put through a postmodernist blender.
May 2, 2012
Bizarre, unpredictable yet strangely alluring.
May 16, 2011
Certainly uneven at times, but Terry Gilliam's surreal mood piece paints a vivid, splashy picture of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
May 16, 2011
A beautiful cinematic showcase for Thompson at the peak of his writing skills.
May 1, 2011
It may start off as a lighthearted, excess-filled, party-road-trip movie, but Depp is reigned in a little towards the end as his character (a stand-in for Thompson) poetically bemoans the sad failure of the late-60s ideals and values.
December 22, 2008
This is the best acid-inspired movie since Roger Corman's The Trip - and it is a darn sight more accurate in its depiction [of] the highs and the lows, the terrible confusion alternating with lucidity, the excitement that gives way to paranoia.
May 28, 2008
...he first hour of the film is as successful as anything I've ever seen or read at conveying how the world looks to the drugged.
February 3, 2008
Years from now, it will be reappraised as a misunderstood masterpiece. Well, this is one American critic who's not waiting until years from now.
December 6, 2004
Gilliam shows that there is something appealing about drug highs. It wouldn't be honest to say otherwise. And, yes, they'll destroy you. It's honest about that too.
March 1, 2004
A bizarre masterpiece that invents a brilliantly skewed perspective and sustains it for a nearly impossible 117 minutes.
June 19, 2003
April 12, 2003
...has an incongruous, stream-of-consciousness tang that requires just the right mood to enjoy.
March 27, 2003
Fellini's movies work on this level, reveling in their carnival atmosphere while at the same time critiquing them.
February 11, 2003
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is impeded by both familiarity with its source and esteem for its director. However, the Criterion DVD has a tremendous asset in the collaboration of Hunter Thompson, who appears repeatedly in the disc's supplements.
December 8, 2002
We get a ringside seat for how meaningless and cruel the real world is.
October 15, 2002
It's not pretty, but it's no accident either.
September 10, 2002
This is one awesome flick, often hilarious and always visually stunning.
April 17, 2002
As close to hard-core cultural avant-gardism as Hollywood ever comes.
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