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Aro Recommended Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

 

USA 1998, 118 minutes
Dir. Terry Gilliam
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Cult / Black Comedy

Topics: Period 1970s, Drugs & Alcohol.

 

Aroview: Wildly hallucinatory version of Hunter S. Thompson's counter-culture novel, does away with the ersatz social satire but thankfully hits the comic jugular in the process.

Johnny Depp jitters round as the notorious gonzo-scribe, touring Las Vegas on a bender with Benicio Del Toro (whose scene-stealing rendition of the 70s hedonist comes across with frightening veracity). If at times the acid-nightmare seems endless, dir. Terry Gilliam at least remains loyal to Thompson's perverse logic and juvenile drug kicks...

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