Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Reviews

May 22, 2019
The flaccid film is a goon-show version of Thompson's commentary on the craziness of the American Dream.
May 2, 2012
It's certainly distinctive, looking at times like Richard Lester put through a postmodernist blender.
September 7, 2011
(Gilliam's) vision is too reflexively comic to evoke the shadows of dread in Thompson's writing.
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.
June 18, 2002
It's really a series of sketches on one theme.
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April 12, 2002
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000
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.
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.