Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

1998

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Drama

130
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 49%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 90%
IMDb Rating 7.7 10 235464

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Director

Cast

Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke
Cameron Diaz as Blonde TV Reporter
Benicio Del Toro as Dr Gonzo
720p.BLU
651.77 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 58 min
P/S 16 / 187

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Robert Porter 3 / 10

Another Bad Trip movie

The first 5 minutes of this film is pure genius. I must give credit where it is due. You realise very early on that the setting, the costumes, the wide angle lens capturing the dessert, & the uncanny dialogue compressed with tape distortion & 60's EQ is all so contrasted that it sails to hilarity. And that is drugs in a coconut shell.. it's funny.

This film isn't. In all my years of watching film & TV, I have never yet seen Drugs portrayed honestly. I don't know what the deal is, but everyone has a really mediocre & cliché opinion of drugs affects on the mind.

In reality, you don't have people being chased home by a party of mars bars. Instead, you feel relevant to your surroundings. So much so that it is easy to become paranoid, yes. But it never takes over as long as you have trust & communication. It is similar to experiencing the format of your childhood without the nostalgia. Everything feels new once more. It is both enlightening & cleansing. Almost spiritual, as felicity ramifies freely. And all the bullshit of the world's economic greed are left to destroy themselves with risk & hope.

Where as in movies.. people just act like total raving loonies. Stumbling all over the place, & embarrassing everyone around them awkwardly until the director demands the wavering plot to return to drama & jokes based upon what people have already seen & accepted.

Instead of the careful pace & dosage made by men & women who's metacognition is in perfect check, so that they may better themselves by exploring the countryside, whilst familiarising themselves with how time can slow down to a steady tick, in order to take note of every beautiful detail in a heightened punctilious manner... Instead, you have near invincible sebaceous men deploring decorum & forswearing moral alacrity as though their inner sanctum is filled with ever spurning antipathy. And the reckless craving to disturb everyone around them.

Well, this film is one of those films where the noises in your own head become louder than the dialogue in the film. "Drugs are BAD. Yes. We get it". I fail to see how yet another typical film with this dull & tired message has anything fresh to contribute?

How about a film that says "Drugs are good"? Now wouldn't that be a controversy?

Avoid this film. Unless you think drugs are cool. In which case you are stupid enough to laugh at the same tired joke over & over anyway.

Reviewed by ivanpaitre 10 / 10

Must see! but also as mostly seen with these kind of movies Must READ too =D

Gonzo Journalism and the way it can take a person along the journey is unique. Minted in this edition of the book by Mr Hunter S Thompson its a first for this genre and in my opinion, is one of the best revealing style of story creation.

Love this beginning in Mr Depps' Acting.

This movie is one of my all-time classics

Reviewed by prakswal 8 / 10

Give us your brain for two hours and you will never be the same again....

Adapted from Hunter S. Thompson's 1971 novel of the same name, Terry Gilliam's Cult-Classic 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' is Utter madness! Its bleak, high & absolutely nuts! But Gilliam's brutally honest Storytelling along-with Depp & del Toro's mesmerizing performances take this unusual film to dizzy heights.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is not just a psychedelic comedy, but also an astute piece of literature-cum-political science on a period in American history that was just really strange. This is far from your everyday movie, and only for those with a deep appreciation for the diversity of film-making.

The directing is fast paced with offseting angles a lot of wide angle lenses. Gilliam has a style which is unmistakable, it's like walking around inside of a Dali painting, everything is distorted and stretched to create a strong sense of surrealism. Yet his approach is much less offensive than Oliver Stone, who desperately throws every single filming trick at you repeatedly until you are pummeled into submission.

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