Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas | Full Movie

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • R
  • 1h 58m
  • 1998
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When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and sidekick Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) in Las Vegas, they decide to make it the ultimate business trip. But before long, business is forgotten and trip has become the key word. Fueled by a suitcase full of mind-bending pharmaceuticals, Duke and Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of the craziest characters ever (including cameo appearances by Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Gary Busey and many others). But no matter where misadventure leads them, Duke and Gonzo discover that sometimes going too far is the only way to go.

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Critics Consensus: Visually creative, but also aimless, repetitive, and devoid of character development.
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Variety
Todd McCarthy
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Pic serves up a sensory overload without any compensatory reflection on the outlandish and irrespo...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
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A film of brilliant moments, but sadly less coherent - and, on senses, rather less personal - than...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Loopy, foul-mouthed drug comedy isn't meant for kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a two-hour celebration of drugs, foul language, and debauchery, with little or no consequences, redemption, or lessons learned. Lead character Raoul Duke (played by Johnny Depp before he became really popular with more mainstream audiences) is based on famous "Gonzo" journalist Hunter S. Thompson -- but there's little actual writing going on in the movie amid the fog of drugs, drinking, and swearing. Although little actual sex is shown, there's plenty of violent and depraved sexual imagery in the dialogue, yet another reason this movie absolutely isn't for kids. But for adults -- especially those already inducted into the Thompson cult -- the movie is a hilarious cult favorite.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Fantasy, Cult
  • Release Date:May 22, 1998
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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