Watch
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

1998
Comedy
Drama
1h 58m
When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke and sidekick Dr. Gonzo 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.
Your probable score
?

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

1998
Comedy
Drama
1h 58m
Your probable score
Avg Percentile 60.56% from 10130 total ratings

Ratings & Reviews

(10130)
Compact view
Compact view
Rated 29 Aug 2009
92
78th
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a trip; an addictive drug trip. When you watch it the first time, it messes you up. Then you watch it again; the dialogue and action feels better, cleaner, and more comfortable. After the second time, you are hooked. I think this movie is intended to show you the dangers of drug usage on the job, but Depp's and del Toro's dead on druggie performances make any objectives stated in the movie completely irrelevant and interesting to watch.
Rated 14 Jul 2009
100
99th
So many people don't even know what this movie was about. It's not just some fuckin drug movie! This epic tale is about the search for the American dream and how it conquered an entire generation's hard fought work, but Duke refused to let it go without a fight. F&L provides a very introspective look into a special place and time few people were lucky enough to be a part of and how American greed brought it to its knees. HST was a brilliant journalist who was in the dead center of it all.
Rated 15 Nov 2009
100
98th
The most quotable movie of all time is the perfect merger between two very flawed but genius artists. Hunter S. Thompson's mad ramblings about a Vegas drug-bender in search of the American dream, combined with Terry Gilliam's visual brilliance. This is the thinking man's ultimate anti-drug movie. Wildly uneven, overly long, and utterly insane, this is everything art should strive to be. Oh, and it's okay: He's just admiring the shape of your skull.
Rated 23 Feb 2007
4
70th
I absolutely love the book; it's one of my favorites. And this is probably the most perfect book-to-film adaptation I've ever seen; it looks exactly as I pictured it in my head and captures the mood perfectly. Some of HST's "death of the 60s ideal" musings aren't quite carried over, but the surface here is as perfect as it could ever be. Improbably great film of a classic book.
Rated 17 Dec 2006
80
61st
This is quite a ride. It somehow captures the drugginess, the absurdity and the exhilaration of the book. Both Depp and Del Toro put in flawless and hilarious performances. The biggest problem is that the film never becomes more than the sum of its parts.
Rated 15 Jul 2007
71
68th
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL STONERS, JUNKIES, AND ASSORTED WASTE-OIDS: PLEASE STOP TREATING THIS MOVIE AS YOUR GENERATION'S "CITIZEN KANE." That being said, I love Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, and Johnny Depp, so it would follow that I love this movie... but I don't. I LIKE it. Strange and a little terrifying, but it has pacing issues.
Rated 27 Aug 2007
0
0th
Despite being virtually incoherent, it is perhaps of interest to Thompson fans, Gilliam-loving freaks, or anyone who has ever experienced a bad drug-induced trip. Everyone else should stay away from this film like the plague as it is easily one of the least enjoyable experiences you're ever likely to have watching a film.
Rated 21 Apr 2007
50
47th
It's not to say that Fear and Loathing doesn't have some great moments and some great humour thrown into the mix of drugs and alcohol, but it's hard to think of this as anything other than a matter of subject and style over substance. When you really delve into it the film is really a sequence of scenes about a nothing, be it solely held together by Depp's excellent narration. I don't know whether you would have to have been there to understand Fear and Loathing or not, but I certainly haven't.
Rated 14 Dec 2008
100
99th
Gilliam's chaotic mise-en-scene provides an obliqueness that Thompson's eloquent but ham-fisted novel could have used.
Rated 15 Feb 2019
80
84th
I enjoy this film far more than I think I should. It has great visual touches, enjoyably deranged performances from Depp and Del Toro, and it manages to capture plenty of Thompson's writing. Can't see this having broad appeal, but fans of Thompson should lap it up.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
95th
Man, I need to get out to Bat country. Anyone know where I can score some ether?
Rated 17 Aug 2007
62
46th
Pretty good, but not the masterpiece some make it out to be. It suffers from severe pacing problems and it is ultimately somewhat empty and meaningless. It does, however, remain entertaining most of the time, and it is very interesting visually.
Rated 19 Jan 2007
85
96th
Johnny Depp's all-time best performance in one of the most absurd and surreal movies you can imagine.
Rated 22 May 2010
85
66th
A worthy adaptation, made with love and faithful to the original. The first third--ending with Duke's reptilian vision and the Dr.'s difficult descent from a revolving bar--is masterful, creating a visual equivalent for Thompson's hallucinatory prose. After that, it loses focus and power, for film cannot sustain such gonzo energy without wearying its audience, and the cruelty of the two main characters toward women seems worse in the high-impact medium of film than it does in prose.
Rated 31 Mar 2011
85
84th
Loved Johnny Depp's performance, and some of the visuals were hilarious. Just two hours of non-stop insanity.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
95th
One will either love it or find it an awful mess. I chose the former.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
77
60th
Surprisingly good adaptation of an "unfilmable" book. Depp's performance strikes me as too exaggerated, even for a role that demands exaggeration. Nitpicking, maybe, but it bugs me.
Rated 22 May 2007
43
22nd
The visuals are brilliant, there's no denying that. However, it simply isn't funny and goes nowhere. Watching the film sort of feels like you're the only sober one at a party. As a result, you are rewarded with hallucinatory images and characters vomiting profusely everywhere much of the running time.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
99th
My number 2 favorite movie ever.
Rated 21 Dec 2008
95
80th
I wish I could marry this film's mise-en-scene.
Rated 02 Sep 2009
96
96th
We can't stop here! This is bat country... You just can't stay indifferent to this movie - I have friends who hate it, others nearly deify it. Personally, I find this one of the most unique movies I have ever seen and with an amazing Depp this sensory-overloading movie left me exhausted, but loving every bit of it. The perfect odyssey about drugs and what they do to you.
Rated 29 Apr 2009
92
91st
The finest performance I've seen out of Depp and a phenomenal transition from the novel to the screen.
Rated 24 Jan 2011
100
85th
3 Shaqtaculars
Rated 19 Jul 2009
75
87th
Happily runs with it's own surreal ideas and the film benefits from it, much like Gilliam's Monty Python animations.
Rated 16 May 2008
65
21st
Very poor, compared to the Hunter S. Thompson book. And Terry Gilliam got the wrong guy (Depp) to play the writer's role.
Rated 06 May 2008
5
81st
"As your attorney, I advise you....." is such a great way to start a sentence. Love this trip. I feel Depp could have done more with his part but Del Toro was brilliant & there should be no question Gilliam was the man for the job. A higher score would have been assured had that last act not tapered off just slightly.
Rated 05 May 2015
70
69th
"Look, there's two women fucking a polar bear!" "Don't tell me those things right now, man."
Rated 10 Jun 2021
80
55th
Too weird to like, and too rare to dislike.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
87th
Amazingly freakin' weird. A movie about drugs, written as if you're on an acid trip watching it. Try to keep up, it's an awesome ride.
Rated 16 Sep 2015
81
72nd
I think this is one of those movies that lives on the moment you first choose to watch it. For me that was a movie night one baking hot summer evening with friends. They'd all seen it half a dozen times over but got to experience it anew as I saw it for the first time. What a fun trip. My recommendation is to wait for that moment and cherish the adventure.
Rated 22 May 2011
87
90th
Just a flat-out blast to watch. Manages to perfectly capture the atmosphere and feel of drugs, decadence, and Las Vegas in a wonderfully gonzo way. The message may feel a bit lackluster when so removed from its time and place, but everything surrounding it more than makes up for it. And hey, it's pretty funny too!
Rated 10 Jan 2010
90
97th
Let's get down to brass tacks. How much for the ape?
Rated 21 Aug 2007
7
57th
"A film without a message is just a waste of time" - D.W. Griffith. I stand behind that statement, but this film is too much fun, with Depp giving one of his finest performances to date. I liked the experience...
Rated 02 May 2011
1
0th
It's barely even a movie, and more of a trip through the absurd (which is neither a compliment or an insult). I have a bizarre relationship with this movie, although I'm not entirely sure if it works, I have an odd affection for it, and I think it has more to say than people give it credit for. There really isn't anything like it. Score is not a grade.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
19th
As far as I love Gilliam, this is not entirely my cup of tea. Drugs, so what?
Rated 31 Dec 2007
88
75th
I've always heard that this film was a mess, which made little sense to me because I always felt the book was a mess as well. I thought it was perfect, and Gilliam's take on the drug freakouts weren't as stupid as they could have been, and fit in well with the illustrations from the novel. I can't picture Thompson being so.. manic, but Depp certainly nails him in the calmer moments.
Rated 01 Oct 2013
77
93rd
The best, most appropriate, and probably the only way to describe this is a fucking trip. Hunter S. Thompson's brilliant prose combined with Gilliam's visual spectacle is a fantastic and potent mixture. I disagree with the obvious and easy conclusion that this has no message. It makes its points, but does so from the only possible perspective: a man trying to continue what was, while trying to escape what was lost. Gonzo filmmaking.
Rated 19 May 2007
100
91st
To hell with anyone who didn't like this.
Rated 16 Apr 2009
65
64th
It's like babysitting retarded children for two hours. Make of that what you wish.
Rated 20 Apr 2009
40
54th
I've read some Hunter S. Thompson and this film is almost a perfect adaptation. His hectic, Gonzo style is perfectly captured by the surrealistic edge of Terry Gilliam's sword. A better director could not have been picked, Gilliam is Thompson's doppelganger in celluloid.
Rated 10 Aug 2009
65
17th
Same thing happened over and over again so by about the half-hour point I was bored. AMAZING opening though.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
48th
Loved it the first time I saw it, but it got progressively worse on repeat viewings. I wish Gilliam had included some of the more philosophical parts the book had, instead of 2+ hours of drug tripping. It's entertaining, but that's about it.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
97
95th
ITS BAT COUNTRY!
Rated 20 Nov 2008
93
96th
haven't read the book, but this was super
Rated 28 Jan 2007
93
95th
Not for everyone, but a psychedlic "trip" to say the least.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
88th
This gets points for even attempting to adapt Hunter S Thompson's crazed but wildly entertaining ramblings into a coherent narrative. Doesn't always succeed, but then that gives you some idea of the man, and the original book. Depp shows just how much he's grown as an actor, taking another difficult role and filling it admirably. A rollicking good time movie.
Rated 07 Dec 2008
91
93rd
"He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man." It's such a good line, and sums up the film and its feelings so well. It's quite funny when it wants to be, but has a knack for pushing fun too far into uneasy territory. That's the point of course, and Gilliam makes great use of Dutch angles to heighten the unease. The Lizard Lounge is an amazing visual accomplishment, and Depp and Del Toro bounce off each other marvelously. It doesn't always flow, but it's a hell of a ride.
Rated 15 Jan 2010
90
96th
Hilarious and astute interpretation of H.S. Thompson which works as an ingenious translation of the pseudo-reality of gonzo journalism meshed with the late 60's/early 70's politics of the real world. At times humorously self aware and profound in its statement of banal middle American values and dreams.
Rated 17 Nov 2012
78
85th
Tobey Maguire has never looked better.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
69
37th
Who knew an acid trip would be so boring? Live and learn.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
50
9th
This movie gets way too much credit.
Rated 13 Dec 2009
0
3rd
This intellectually bankrupt project does little beyond wallowing, as its characters do, in substance-abused excess.
Rated 21 Feb 2007
80
95th
Brilliant, Johnny Depp is a living legend and in my opinion probably one of the greatest actors of his generation.
Rated 19 Jan 2011
95
95th
Gilliam is a surreal genious.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
24
20th
After the "Bat Country" line, this one was pretty much downhill. I haven't read the book, though.
Rated 14 Apr 2008
30
12th
Not to be recommended if you have such lofty demands of films as "having a point". Sure its a collection of scenes, sometimes clever, but rarely connected; like a high-brow version of the Scary Movie series its all referential, but instead of pop culture we have the more esoteric and pretentious "I need drugs to be creative" culture.
Rated 21 Oct 2010
85
82nd
Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro play off each other like Buzz and Woody on crack in this film; and to hilarious results. Besides The Holy Grail this is by far the most entertaining film I've ever seen. Depp sets in motion his patterned Duke character, Del Toro plays with such intensity that it is almost scary and the events around the two make for an endless supply of fun. I am embarrased to say that I haven't read the book but if it reads the same way this film is seen I'll get it right away.
Rated 21 Jan 2011
65
9th
Pretty freaky camera work. But annoying characters with little or no plot. My least favorite Gilliam.
Rated 07 Aug 2009
70
33rd
Saved me from spending some money with acid, I'll give you that.
Rated 25 Jan 2007
90
94th
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need to be on drugs to enjoy this. It's a sensory overload at times, but I love it!
Rated 18 Oct 2008
7
70th
A nightmarish journey through a man's skewed mindset.
Rated 17 May 2007
50
10th
Maybe I'd like it more if I'd do drugs.
Rated 27 Apr 2008
10
97th
Depp and del Toro are so good together as Raoul Duke (Hunter S. Thompson) and his attorney... great movie!
Rated 27 Oct 2008
70
48th
This is not a "radical" movie and to all those out there who only associate Thompson with this movie, jump off a bridge.
Rated 11 Aug 2022
80
78th
Simultaneously contained more plot than I expected while feeling futile to track. Wonderfully shot and wildly creative. It's impressive how it hooks you in for 2 hours by feeding you fragments of cohesion. For me, it peaked a bit too early. A bar full of lizards set a standard that the film never rose to, not even in the final act. Still a unique ride though and something that deserves its status. I love Gilliam, but in some ways, this exceeded my expectations of how he would handle the concept.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
82nd
Fantastic look at Hunter S. Thompsans own brand of mania. Some of Johnny Depps best work.
Rated 04 Jan 2016
94
56th
A wild trip....get it...trip?!?! An interesting and fun movie.
Rated 03 Aug 2018
5
40th
Um... I dunno man. The pacing is great, the respect of Thompson's work is on point, but I just couldn't get into it at all. I feel like I need to be high to enjoy this movie. I read up afterwards on what the morality of the movie was meant to be (changing times), but I just can't see it, if it's the movie's central topic then it's barely being touched. The actors save this with their talent, but it wasn't enough to hold my attention and make me enjoy the piece as a whole.
Rated 14 Apr 2023
39
16th
It's all such a werid fever dream that I don't even know where to start. Essentially, it's a let's get geared up simulator. If it was a silent film, it would work just sa well. The motion on screen is the focus, and maybe so it should. There's just not enough substance for me to rate higher - any fans of the book are sure to appreciate how faithful it is.
Rated 11 Oct 2007
83
29th
I saw this on the big screen at the Parkway Theater a couple of months ago for the first time. Very strange, trippy, and fun movie.
Rated 14 Oct 2008
94
86th
awesome
Rated 13 Feb 2012
40
31st
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas isn't a bad film, but it's one that I couldn't get invested in at all. It's unique,and you're unlikely to see many films like it, but that's all it had going for it. The characters have little depth, they don't do much of anything which means there's not really a plot, and their lives are simply uninteresting once you get past the drug-infused gimmick. It's interesting, maybe even funny, at the beginning, but tedious, repetitive and heartbreaking after a while.
Rated 07 Aug 2012
100
99th
the elusive american dream nowhere to be found
Rated 01 May 2020
68
32nd
Over the top performance and all over the place story makes this movie almost good.
Rated 15 Apr 2010
94
85th
Depp and Del Toro are awesome. So is Hunter S Thompson.
Rated 09 Jan 2008
83
87th
Funny and twisted escape from reality. Depp is amazing - again.
Rated 21 Jan 2009
84
55th
I'm not sure what to think about this movie. Many people suggested I'd watch it so I bought it. I have never been able to watch it in one piece. It's interesting how the director tries to give the audience a view through the eyes of junkies who are really fucked up. On the other hand 2 hours of that stuff isn't THAT interesting to watch. Del Toro and Depp did put down excellent performances in my opinion though.
Rated 09 Jul 2007
60
16th
The best depiction of being under the influence ever portrayed on film... Some of the visual tricks are amazing. I was having relapses! But I don't know if it's a great movie...
Rated 22 Mar 2011
90
95th
A beautiful and faithful screen adaptation of the book that embodies Hunter S. Thompson's mind.
Rated 17 Dec 2013
94
85th
Great deranged character study.
Rated 26 May 2021
67
15th
After a fantastic opening it becomes the most boring movie I've ever watched
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
14th
I think that if you give this movie a good rating then you think you are really smart and really cool. It just isn't that good and is probably my least favorite Johnny Depp movie.
Rated 09 Jul 2008
98
86th
You should consider killing yourself if you don't like this movie.
Rated 27 Dec 2012
88
88th
The time of their lives, man, the time of their lives.
Rated 17 Jun 2007
80
85th
Captures the spirit of the book without wielding as much significance; typical Gilliam.
Rated 01 Dec 2013
92
88th
awesome craze
Rated 10 Feb 2009
55
19th
In a way i liked the atmosphere, in others i didnt like anything about it.
Rated 17 Jun 2009
65
41st
It really is rather unfilmable, but I respect the effort. Depp goes bananas as the Gonzo reporter, and Del Toro puts on a LOT of weight for his role. Another one best viewed, while smoking a spliff I guess.
Rated 21 Mar 2018
50
24th
Nightmarish, bat-shit crazy and incoherent - in this regard, true to the book. The both protagonists put on a good show.
Rated 11 Aug 2010
89
84th
Appealing to junkies.
Rated 17 May 2008
94
98th
I can't get enough of this movie.
Rated 02 Jun 2008
88
40th
THIS IS BAT COUNTRY.
Rated 31 May 2007
88
77th
great characters and directing, as funny as it is unnerving
Rated 15 Oct 2008
60
5th
Way too trippy for me.
Rated 18 Aug 2009
95
98th
By far one of my favorite movies
Rated 05 Sep 2011
86
84th
Seeing Johnny Depp give such a researched and passionate performance is always a joy to see and here is no exception. This film is a load of fun to watch, is sometimes terrifying, often hilarious, but it wouldn't be anywhere near as good if it didn't ground itself in the diner scene towards the end.
Rated 29 Mar 2011
72
52nd
Worth the watch but the book was significantly better. In fact, the book is fucking great and Johnny Depp is overrated.
Rated 04 Dec 2006
80
36th
Do u like drugs???:D
Rated 23 Dec 2021
90
79th
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , psycodelic -kafa karıstıran bir deneyimini izleyicinin gözlüğüne yerleştirmiş muazzam görsel anlatımıyla amerikan rüyasını öldürmüş ve başarılı oyunculuklarla çoğu filmden benzersileşmiş bir yapıt. Sadece izleyin ve deneyimleyin. Anlatmadıklarını anlatabilmesiyle fark yaratan bir yapıt. Puanım 9.0
Rated 02 Nov 2010
90
89th
What I like about this movie is - no matter how bad you're tripping, how shitty your life is, there is always these two guys. They had it rough, very rough. But they going forward like two majestic fucking psychadelic tanks. Sometimes your life is like a bad trip and you just might need to make sure you're not alone in it. And that what makes a bad trip really great one.

Collections

Loading ...

Similar Titles

Loading ...

Statistics

Loading ...

Trailer

Loading ...