Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson Reviews

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September 12, 2018
Gibney's focus on Thompson at his most politically relevant is welcome, but it renders the broader picture less than complete, particularly when it comes to his early life influences.
December 19, 2008
The film's plea that we need Thompson now more than ever is a little misty-eyed: Thompson's day was long gone by the time he put a gun to his head.
December 19, 2008
Gonzo is much more than a tribute to a maverick and genuine pioneer. It's a lament for the gaping hole that Thompson left behind. The only obvious weakness is Gibney's reluctance to engage fully with Thompson's toxic personal life.
December 19, 2008
This documentary about his life by Alex Gibney, though entertaining in many ways, is oddly uninterested in his strengths or otherwise as a writer, the very gift for which Thompson earnestly wished to be known.
December 19, 2008
Gibney says the film took so much out of him that he limped into the Sundance Festival with a ruptured disc, a green liver and spots in his eyes that will not disappear. I hope he now thinks it worth the trouble. I'm pretty sure watchers will.
October 30, 2008
Gonzo is an excellent reminder that Thompson was more than just a wild man. He was, at least for a time, a first-rate writer who covered his times and helped shape them.
February 3, 2018
It serves both as an introduction to the life and times of an influential American and as a way to reflect on the ways in which news is handled today.
August 15, 2011
Thompson is dead but his skepticism survives. In the land of endless corruption, the muckraker is king, if only in the moral sense.
March 24, 2011
This movie has confirmed my suspicion that people need to leave Hunter S. Thompson's story alone for a while.
August 9, 2010
Alex Gibney's documentary (aligns) the Gonzo's descent into madness with the decline of American values.
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