100

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
Does for psychedelics what "Boogie Nights" does for cocaine; displaying in graphical detail the ultimate failure of drugs as an escape route.
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50

Film Threat

On this ride we follow the two characters from casino to casino and from hallucination to hallucination with no real destination.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Disappointing, pointless and repetitive.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The one source of relief comes from the score -- a sampling of period ditties by the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Neil Young.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

Gilliam's visual style has never been more energetic or inventive, and nobody could be attracted to dope after this portrait of drug abuse as a hallucinatory quagmire.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There is a reason why books are books and movies are movies, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas makes a pretty good case that the two don't always mix.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A peculiar and oddly haunting achievement.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is a true folly, yet there's no denying that Gilliam has gotten some of the hallucinogenic madness of Thompson's novel on screen.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A horrible mess of a movie, without shape, trajectory or purpose--a one joke movie, if it had one joke.
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0

San Francisco Examiner

One long offensive treatise on just how vile two human beings can be.
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41 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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