• Released
  • July 4, 2008
  • R , 1 hr 58 min
  • Documentary
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson Synopsis
Home videos, audiotapes and writings from the late adventurer.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie also captures Thompson's tragedy: the haze of drugs and bad writing that consumed him for no less than his last 30 years.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A biographical documentary doesn't get any better than this.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Johnny Depp, who paid for the 2005 funeral in which Thompson's ashes were fired out of a cannon, narrates with just the right mix of awe...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It leaves you wondering, how was it that so many people liked this man who does not seem to have liked himself?
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A mesmerizing look at the mythic quality and anarchic spirit of the irreverent and rabble-rousing journalist.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
This handsomely mounted documentary takes the same, indulgent tone that at lot of Thompson's friends and associates seem to have had.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Johnny Depp, who portrayed Thompson's alter-ego in Gilliam's film, provides the narration. If there's hagiography here, it's...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film is thorough and entertaining. It's enthusiastic about his contributions, but it's no hagiography, and it serves as both a...
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Chicago Tribune

Like Thompson's work itself, it sometimes feels like a smoke screen, a colorful but distracting, distracted set of pretenses hiding as much...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Thompson - his brilliance, his self-destruction, and the ground he broke - is always at the center, but the film occasionally loses its...
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Rated R | For Language, Drug and Sexual Content and Some Nudity