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July 21, 2015
An interesting and savage little piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 13, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
June 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2003
Funny but campy rendition of Hunter S. Thompson by Bill Murray. Easier to watch than FEAR AND LOATHING
| Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2017
While [Bill] Murray is more than likable in his role, he isn't able to capture the larger-than-life figure he set out to inhabit.
July 21, 2015
A sporadically amusing, frustratingly scattershot look at Thompson's life and times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 21, 2015
The movie is about manic energy, but you can feel everyone straining just to get the next shot on the screen.
July 21, 2015
The trouble is that the movie can't decide if it's trying for laughs or social statement.
July 21, 2015
The film invites us to chuckle along with Thompson as he indulges in a series of objectionalble episodes.
July 21, 2015
Where the Buffalo Roam is a shambling stiff, destined to tarnish the reputations of everyone responsible for it.
March 26, 2009
[Where the Buffalo Roam] features a number of amusing set-pieces of irreverent lunacy, but lack of serious substance renders film too frivolous and detached from reality.
April 9, 2007
It's just a ramshackle package of bizarre anecdotes, some only marginally connected to Thompson's writings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2006
Laughs aplenty for people who use drugs as a pose, but most will be left wondering if half a pint of Bass doesn't qualify as a revolutionary action.
July 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 15, 2005
Mr. Murray is clever whenever he is audible... But the story rambles desperately, and there are times when the screenplay is barely there. Mr. Thompson's only identifiable quality soon becomes facetiousness, and it wears terribly thin.
October 23, 2004
This is the kind of bad movie that's almost worth seeing. But there are large things wrong with Where the Buffalo Roam.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2004
Finds no cinematic equivalent for Thompson's outrageous language; the material seems strangely meek.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 24, 2003
The two charismatic leads prevent this from failing entirely, but the tone is shallow and insincere, largely because Linson wants to do what Thompson never would, which is to please all of the people all of the time.
November 12, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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