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

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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.
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.
October 18, 2008
The worshipfulness obscures the sadder aspects of Thompson's life, which is perhaps why Gibney focuses on the writer's 1965-75 golden years.
October 18, 2008
But Gibney wisely tells much of the story in Thompson's own words, narrated by actor Johnny Depp, who played the writer in the movie version of "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas."
October 18, 2008
Too much time in this overly long film is spent on minutiae.
August 8, 2008
Filmmaker Alex Gibney had access to those who knew the guy, the famous, the infamous and the obscure, and he paints a picture of a serious journalist who saw himself documenting 'the death of the American Dream.'
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.
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.
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