Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Synopsis
A sportswriter (Johnny Depp) and his attorney (Benicio Del Toro) abuse drugs.
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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...
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Film Threat

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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San Francisco Examiner

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One long offensive treatise on just how vile two human beings can be.
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Fear and Loathing In Boise

By divalizz
Loved it, hated it, laughed,winced, retched - truly weird, wild, wacky, just what I would expect for a visual version of Hunter S Thompson. Brilliant performance by Johnny Depp (but oh, I missed his...

Can Never Get Tired Of This Movie!

By TankOne559
Damn is this movie awesome! Easily one of my favorites of all time. Depp's performance is stellar, Benicio's is as well. Depp was so convincing, it looked like he really was on drugs this entire...

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my fear and loafing in las vegas review

By lord-o-movies
another classic movie performed by johnny depp benico del torror was great in it too with a hard to follow storyline but it dosent madder becaude of their great performances...

Fear and Loathing.

By jenm2
Great movie,Hilarious but with a deeper message toward the end. I'd recommend it but since it was only in theaters one day,I just recommend you go see flashback features during the week at a theater...

fear and loathing in las vegas

By paigeycannon
Awesomely funny. and really wild !! laughed throughout the whole film. Love flashback Thursdays !!...

Fear and loathing

By Mr.Le-bow-ski
This movie was pretty good there some funny parts but it wasn't extremely funny. It was a good movie though. It is pretty complicated also. Johnney Depp and Benicio Del Torro were really good though....

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Rated R | For Strong Language, Pervasive Extreme Drug Use and Brief Nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Loopy, foul-mouthed drug comedy isn't meant for kids.
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