Sign up for your 2 week free trial

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (1998)

Rent 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas' today with Screenclick
Login to rate this movie






Write review

4 out of 10 Drugged out of your mind
David from Dublin, 27 Jun 2007
This pseudo factual film takes shows the visit of a journalist with his lawyer to Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race. However, taking place just after the end of the 60s, their desire to actually do journalistic work is wildly overtaken by the desire to take in voluminous amounts of hugely diverse drugs bringing on crazy hallucinations and extremely alarming public behaviour. Quite a movie with many crazy and highly energetic performances.
Was this review helpful to you? 
8 people out of 8 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment
3.5 out of 10 Seamless adaptation from the book
Liam from Cork, 24 Mar 2010
I really enjoyed reading the source novel. Terry Gilliam has done as good an adaptation as I think possible. I think I was a bit dizzy afterwards, feeling like being on drug binge for 2 hours - maybe I've had too much coffee. Not sure I'd recommend it to a wide audience. Johnny Depp's performance is excellent but the film is more of a curiousity than anything. At least Gilliam is brave enough to be different in his approach to direction.
Was this review helpful to you? 
0 people out of 0 found this review helpful
0 Comments...      leave a comment

What's it about....
"We were somewhere around Barstow when the drugs began to take hold." It is 1971: journalist Raoul Duke, barrels towards Las Vegas to cover a motorcycle race, accompanied by a trunkful of contraband and his slightly unhinged Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo. But what is ostensibly a cut-and-dry journalistic endeavor quickly descends into a feverish psychedelic odyssey and an excoriating dissection of the American way of life. Director Terry Gilliam and an all star cast...

(read more)

  • View The Dresser
  • View A Clockwork Orange
  • View Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Blu-ray)
  • View Bridget Jones The Edge Of Reason
  • View Dogtooth
  • View The Two Faces Of January (Blu-ray)
  • View Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate (Blu-ray)
  • View Up (3D) (Blu-ray)
  • View Bigfoot - The Unforgettable Encounter
  • View Shadow Dancer (Blu-ray)
  • View I Dont Know How She Does It
  • View Lorenzos Oil
  • View Brooklyns Finest (Blu-ray)
  • View Innocence
  • View District 9
  • View Serpico
  • View Tamara Drewe (Blu-ray)
  • View One Chance
  • View Big Miracle
  • View The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Extended)
  • View Jarhead
  • View Battleship
  • View Attack The Block (Blu-ray)
  • View Anacondas Hunt For The Blood Orchid
  • View Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
  • View The Fourth Kind (Blu-ray)
  • View Faster (Blu-ray)
  • View The Collector
  • View The Iceman (Blu-ray)
  • View Bratz: Rock Angelz
  • View The Invention of Lying
  • View Penny Smiths Yoga Masterclass
  • View Desperate Housewives: Series 6
  • View H3
  • View Prometheus
  • View Che: Part 1 (Blu-ray)
  • View Downton Abbey Series 2
  • View 3:10 To Yuma
  • View Planes (Blu-ray)
  • View Penny Smiths Energising Yoga