For No Good Reason

For No Good Reason

For No Good Reason

A look at the work of British cartoonist Ralph Steadman - frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, for his anarchic illustrations in such books as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Johnny Depp acts as narrator and interlocutor.

2012Rating: M, Mature themes, drug references and coarse language89 minsUK, USA
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Total Film

Total Film

press

Though friendly and humorous in his jaunty nautical cap, Steadman seems reluctant to give much away about his private life.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

When a documentary feels the urge to shout about its celebrity cast with a lengthy, elaborate opening-credits sequence, could it be making up for shortcomings elsewhere?

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Even if we don't quite get to know the man, the visionary violence of Steadman's acid pen emerges to vivid effect.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

An absolute mess from start to finish, a portrait of an artist that's almost rendered redundant by his art

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's satisfying that the film exists, as an overdue tribute to an artist who can be appreciated even by those with limited patience for Thompson's posturing prose.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Visually impressive but ultimately unrevealing.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Despite intending to expand upon Steadman's output and impact, the documentary boils the importance of his oeuvre down to the obvious.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Though friendly and humorous in his jaunty nautical cap, Steadman seems reluctant to give much away about his private life.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

When a documentary feels the urge to shout about its celebrity cast with a lengthy, elaborate opening-credits sequence, could it be making up for shortcomings elsewhere?

2.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Even if we don't quite get to know the man, the visionary violence of Steadman's acid pen emerges to vivid effect.

4.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

An absolute mess from start to finish, a portrait of an artist that's almost rendered redundant by his art

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's satisfying that the film exists, as an overdue tribute to an artist who can be appreciated even by those with limited patience for Thompson's posturing prose.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Visually impressive but ultimately unrevealing.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Despite intending to expand upon Steadman's output and impact, the documentary boils the importance of his oeuvre down to the obvious.

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