For No Good Reason Synopsis
Actor Johnny Depp explores the work of a friend, artist Ralph Steadman.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
The British illustrator’s process of creating his surreally deranged, truth-to-power cartoons is fascinating, but the rest of the film...
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Although Steadman’s artwork seems like sloppy pen-and-ink caricature, there’s a method to the madness.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
Lovingly detailed with animated and archival imagery, For No Good Reason shares the fine-grain layered style of its subject.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Narrated by Johnny Depp, a portrait emerges of an anarchic, humble spirit who now fears becoming "a visual polluter."
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70

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
It's a film that paints a potent portrait of an artist of righteous, controlled fury.
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63

RogerEbert.com

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The signal virtue of For No Good Reason, a documentary about Steadman, is that it puts a lot of that work up on the big screen to galvanic...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
One of the best things about the documentary is their interaction, as Depp visits Steadman at his home in the English countryside — surely,...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The inventively shot and constructed documentary For No Good Reason is an absorbing look at the unique, surreal work of British cartoonist...
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50

Variety

By Andrew Barker
While the effort is admirable, the result is a bit unwieldy, casting too wide a net to really plumb its subject’s depths, and defanging...
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
For No Good Reason is less revealing than a standard hourlong television tribute might have been... But there is enough of the man and...
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FNGR REVIEW

By jobygenius
I loved it! I have now seen it twice (in London) and it's a very very stylish movie about an interesting man living in interesting times...

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Rated R | For Language, some drug content and brief sexual images