Extremely inventive dope road movie. Here there is few cool "drug is fun so let's show how trippy it is" camera shots that help the audience - we have to accept that the characters are drugged with the help of the acting and script. The movie seemed to trap Johnny Depp into doing the same roles afterwards: eccentric drug/alcohol infected characters with strange quirky behavior while mumbling to himself.
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!