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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998

From Amazon: The original cowriter and director of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas was Alex Cox, whose earlier film Sid and Nancy suggests that Cox could have been a perfect match in filming Hunter S. Thompson's psychotropic masterpiece of "gonzo" journalism. Unfortunately Cox departed due to the usual "creative differences," and this ill-fated adaptation was thrust upon Terry Gilliam, whose formidable gifts as a visionary filmmaker were squandered on the seemingly unfilmable elements of Thompson's ether-fogged narrative. The result is a one-joke movie without the joke--an endless series of repetitive scenes involving rampant substance...

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Movie Review by Cenobite (7/9/2008)

oh god, how does one go about reviewing such afilm as fear & loathing? with great precision & brutal honesty, i suppose....i almost wished that i had done some of those experimental drugs such as the ones our leads characters were snarfing before reviewing this film so that i could relate. laughs i wonder if that would've...

(complete Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas review by Cenobite)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/26/2007)

How do you make a Hunter S. Thompson book into a movie?

It is a challenge that I think few directors other than Terry Gilliam would even try to tackle, but he goes for it, head on.

Plot? Incomprehensibly wonderul and Thompson-esque.

From reading Thompson, this movie really does capture his wild spirit and Johnny Depp...

(complete Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas review by Jessica Film Junkie)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Movie Review by River (7/15/2006)

This is far from your everyday movie, and only for those with a deep appreciation for the diversity of film-making, or fans of Hunter S. Thompson. This does not mean those mentioned will enjoy it, although definitely respect the attempt. I personally found it fascinating. To portray a permanently drug induced state to the...

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