Really? The best you could do, really?

By peggyslow
Written August 02, 2008
Any fan of Hunter Thompson will recognize almost every frame of this "new" documentary from previous works. The notable exception being the commentary of his ex-wife...one must wonder what he would think of that ...there are so many aspects of his life and work that have not been extensively covered, but they are not here. I guess it would have cost more to do any real research and find a real untold story, no money was spent on that here. It would have taken a REAL writer to tell a new story and you won't find one of those here either. This is simply a greedhead attempt to make another buck off the legend and the participants should be ashamed of themselves.
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Interesting

By MustangMom
Written August 20, 2008
Well-put together documentary about Hunter S. Thompson ~ with a great soundtrack! :-)
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hunter rules

By humperdink13
Written June 06, 2008
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Gonzo

By elvisthewonderdog
Written July 05, 2008
Great documentary on Hunter S. Thompson. A little longer than I expected (close to 2 1/2 hours) but there was so much about the man's life that was interesting it could have lasted 12 hours. Definitely worth seeing. And worth considering what a man like Thompson would be saying about the current presidential race.
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“GONZO” – the life and times of a rebel.

By jimchudnow
Written July 11, 2008
This is a periodically in-depth documentary look at the life and times of influential hippy-ish writer Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, with a lot of items read by JOHNNY DEPP (who also appears in scenes from the movie made of Thompson’s book “Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas”). There are a lot of interviews and comments by Thompson himself, along with those of friends (such as Rolling Stone publisher JANN WENNER and his co-workers), family members (his 2 ex-wives and his son), etc. There are some fascinating tidbits -- his thoughts on the open use of various drugs, his hate of politicians such as Richard Nixon & Hubert Humphrey, his influential promotion of the candidacies of people like George McGovern, & so on. As Wenner comments on the disappointing end to Thompson’s life, he had a lot more he could have “given” (seemingly referring to possible weight he could’ve provided to coverage on the missteps of Emperor George the Inept). Overall, I found the film often interesting, tho nothing great.
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