Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS is a long trip, er, sit.  The first 
half-hour is a frantic delight, after which point the novelty of 
Depp and Del Toro doing Cheech and Chong promptly wears off.  Mono-
tonous as the whole thing ultimately is-- well, at least to someone 
who never read the book, nor is a former stoner-- director Terry 
Gilliam (12 MONKEYS) comes through on the visuals.  Vomiting scenes 
aside, this is a great movie to look at...  With Christina Ricci, 
Gary Busey, and Ellen Barkin, among others.  Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, 
Tod Davies, and Alex Cox are credited with the screenplay.  (Rated 
"R"/125 min.)

Grade: D+

Copyright 1998 Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: May 28, 1998

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