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
Genres:

Languages:
English

Reviews:

Released:

Format:
DVD

Director


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)






CUSTOMER ALSO RENTED
  • View The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (Blu-ray)
  • View At The Height Of Summer
  • View Wrath Of The Titans (3D) (Blu-ray)
  • View Injustice (Blu-ray)
  • View The Great Gatsby (3D) (Blu-ray)
  • View The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • View Cold Prey - Resurrection
  • View The Day The Earth Stood Still (Blu-ray)
  • View Locke (Blu-ray)
  • View Conspiracy Of Silence
  • View Harry Hes Here To Help
  • View X-Men: First Class (Blu-ray)
  • View James Bond Casino Royale
  • View Babars First Step
  • View 27 Dresses
  • View 30 Minutes Or Less (Blu-ray)
  • View Howl
  • View Friday the 13th (2009) (Blu-ray)
  • View Out Of The Furnace (Blu-ray)
  • View The Hitcher
  • View Sideways
  • View The Karate Kid (Blu-ray)
  • View The Conjuring
  • View Curb Your Enthusiasm Series 7
  • View Body of Lies
  • View Brooklyns Finest (Blu-ray)
  • View High Society
  • View 47 Ronin
  • View Nanny McPhee And The Big Bang (Blu-ray)
  • View Dead Mans Shoes (Blu-ray)
  • View Cemetery Junction (Blu-ray)
  • View Boycott
  • View This Must Be The Place (Blu-ray)
  • View Dexter Season 1
  • View Meantime
  • View The International (Blu-ray)
  • View Annie
  • View Edge Of Darkness
  • View Kickboxer
  • View Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World