• Film ID:
  • 8513
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=113 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998)
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Terry Gilliam's ambitious adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's insane, cult novel is certainly faithful, but whether it hits the spot or not is another matter. Johnny Depp, as Hunter's journalist alter-ego Raoul Duke, has the guy down to a T in every way, while Benicio Del Toro is suitably deranged as his lawyer and partner-in-crime Dr Gonzo. But the pair's 1971 working trip to Las Vegas, which rapidly becomes a drug-crazed, three day odyssey of utter madness, is so relentlessly weird that this is probably only going to appeal to the most die-hard Thompson afficionado. Even then, Art Linson's "Where the Buffalo Roam", made in 1980 and starring Bill Murray, is infinitely superior.
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