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I had heard a lot about this movie and was eagerly awaiting watching it. I knew what to expect but it was so much more than I expected, it was a great story written by a the late great Hunter S Thompson... Read more about exploring life and all its wonders, loved it so much I brought the DVD. Depp was great and I thought De Toro played an exceptional part, great team
Absolutely rubbish. Too quirky for my taste, a waste of fine actors
If you've read the book its one of the few movies that doesn't disappoint after the read. I've never seen any movie quite like it we watched it laughing so hard in parts our stomachs ached! Anyone with... Read more a good sense of humour will love this movie a definite must see
Wow. What an interesting film. Never before have I seen anything quite so bizarre. It was a cinematic masterpiece, the direction, and acting are absolutely phenominal. Just the descriptions, how well... Read more Johnny Depp fits in with the part, it's perfect. Nothing could improve this film, even if it had ninjas, and ninjas are the coolest thing ever.
Awful, A_W_F_U_L, self indulgent rubbish. The worst movie Terry Gilliam has ever made. Spare yourself the wasted time and read the book instead.
A lot of the philosophical cogitations of the book (on which this movie is based) are lost in translation from the text to the visual.
Truly awful. Could not see this one through to the bitter end.
READ THE BOOK - AVOID THE MOVIE! The book is a rollicking seat-of-the-pants joyride of an adventure, an absolute blast to read. I love Terry Gilliam & Johnny Depp (and the acting and directing are excellent... Read more, hence the two stars), however the story does not translate to film! Read the book (it's short); avoid the film. I sincerely wish I had not seen it.
Nope - cinematic wonder or not - it's generally boring - and annoyingly the makeup was so bad I got tired of trying not to notice JD's 'bathing' cap. Just awful. Gave it one for all the stoners out there who might enjoy it :-).
Ten years after first seeing this film, I was pleased to see it had improved with time. It was funnier, more tragic and darker than I remember and the lines for Benicio Del Toro's character were non-stop jibberish - quite a feat.