To love the book is to love this movie. A more perfect, dead on adaptation of a classic and iconic tome you could not possibly imagine! Gilliam approaches the material with fearlessness and absolute passion. Depp and Del Toro embody and portray the timeless Don Quixote and Sancho Panza archetypes with the brash and beautiful hunger of youth. Seeing this in a movie theater was a psychedelic orgasm. Pure Gonzo cinema!
One of those films I probably like a bit more than it might deserve, Fear and Loathing's drug fueled antics are hilarious while simultaneously paranoid. Of special note is its soundtrack which captures a suitably period aesthetic, and its direction, which features some extraordinary sets and uses a distinct visual flair with each of its hodgepodge of substances.