Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Reviews

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May 22, 2019
The flaccid film is a goon-show version of Thompson's commentary on the craziness of the American Dream.
November 24, 2014
Unless viewed through the prism of psychedelic habituates, it is unlikely audiences will find much to savour in Gilliam's picture.
July 26, 2012
One of Terry Gilliam's worst films (almost unwatchable)
May 2, 2012
The film is intensely pretentious, far too clever for its own good.
May 2, 2012
It's larger-than life, wild, dizzy, colourful and vulgar, and goes round in circles - for a very long time.
October 31, 2011
The fear is comical; the loathing almost nonexistent.
September 7, 2011
(Gilliam's) vision is too reflexively comic to evoke the shadows of dread in Thompson's writing.
April 2, 2009
More headache than head trip.
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.
April 9, 2005
There is not enough of the drug dementia and too much philosophizing by Gilliam.
July 16, 2004
June 22, 2004
Unlike Trainspotting, Fear and Loathing doesn't shock or fascinate. It simply disgusts and repels.
January 17, 2004
About as enjoyable as a bad trip.
May 22, 2003
Funny as it might be, the movie has no substance and is instantly forgettable.
May 20, 2003
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.
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.
December 8, 2002
While entertaining early on, these drug-induced trips become increasingly repetitive as the story progresses.
June 18, 2002
It's really a series of sketches on one theme.
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