For No Good Reason

For No Good Reason
For No Good Reason
  • R
  • 1h 30m
  • 2013
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Experience 15 years in the life of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman, whose surreal, often confrontational artwork is frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). Through Johnny Depp’s lead in this intimate portrait, we are able to reach the heart of what make this artist tick, his friendships and fallings out, his love for art and his passion for civil liberties. This inventive, energetic, occasionally harrowing, but inspiring and uplifting film includes contributions from Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant, Tim Robbins and others who offer insight into the man behind the legend.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: For No Good Reason is a solid but surface-level look at gonzo artist Ralph Steadman's artistry and eccentricities.
Sydney Morning Herald
Jake Wilson

It's satisfying that the film exists, as an overdue tribute to an artist who can be appreciated ev...

June 25, 2017
Seattle Times
Soren Andersen

Meet Ralph Steadman and his nightmare visions of a world in pain, revealed in a mesmerizing docume...

June 25, 2017
Arizona Republic
Bill Goodykoontz

The film makes it clear that not only was Steadman perfect for Thompson's work (and a big part of...

June 25, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Documentary
  • Release Date:December 6, 2013
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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