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7.6
/10
16,428 Ratings

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Directed by Terry Gilliam
United States, 1998
Comedy, Cult

Synopsis

A writing assignment lands a journalist and his sidekick on a business trip in Las Vegas. Before long, a suitcase of mind-bending pharmaceuticals and nonstop neon has them forgetting the business part of their trip. Based on Hunter S. Thompson’s legendary tale.

Our take

One of the great cult films of the 90s (which is saying a lot!), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a glorious bad trip into the desert with one of the 20th century’s most prolific writers. Johnny Depp provides an uncanny turn as Hunter S. Thompson in this mind-bending piece of gonzo cinema.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Directed by Terry Gilliam

Critics reviews

Hunter S. Thompson’s 1971 account of taking drugs and behaving like an asshole in Las Vegas yields a singularly unpleasant 1998 feature from writer-director Terry Gilliam, though one with a lot of creativity and a scuzzy integrity of its own.
May 01, 1998
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