Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro lead a three-day drug-fuelled rampage through Vegas in Terry Gilliam’s love-it-or-hate-it comedy. No matter how you view the film, you can’t accuse it of not being a faithful adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel.

1998Rating: R18+, Drug use, adult themes119 minsUSA
AdventureComedyFantasy
Director:
Terry Gilliam ('Monty Python and the Holy Grail', 'Twelve Monkeys', 'Brazil')
Writer:
Terry GilliamTony GrisoniTod DaviesAlex Cox
Cast:
Johnny DeppBenicio Del ToroTobey MaguireEllen BarkinGary Busey

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas / Reviews

Variety

Variety

It's hard to imagine any segment of the public embracing this off-putting, unrewarding slog through the depths of the drug culture.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The strongest magnet in this psychedelic morass is Johnny Depp who, as the story's antic, disgusting and seductive spirit guide, is impossible to look away from.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A horrible mess of a movie, without shape, trajectory or purpose--a one joke movie, if it had one joke.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Gilliam captures the chaotic visions of debauchery with his trademark aplomb, bringing to life the already trippy patterns of hotel carpets and populating the dark bars of Vegas with genuinely reptilian lounge lizards.

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