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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4 stars (Very Good) Vivid and darkly cartoonish portrayal of Hunter S. Thompson's novel of the same title, this may be as good a film adaptation as possible, but fails to quite live up to the brilliance of the book itself. Depp however, is superb as Thompson.~Tom H
3 stars (Good Enough) It must have been a difficult novel to bring to the screen and it shows in the uneven screenplay. Although its far from his best because it is a Terry Gilliam film it is never boring.~tubbs