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R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
This stylized documentary uses journalist Hunter S. Thompson's own words, his home movies, interviews with his fans and critics and passionate narration by Johnny Depp to give some insight into the writer's process and edgy genius. Director Alex Gibney explores Thompson's life from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, when he was at the height of his creative powers. Gibney traces the beginnings of Thompson's gonzo journalism style and recounts his most infamous drug- and alcohol-induced exploits.

Cast: Johnny Depp

Director: Alex Gibney

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

Release Date: July 4th, 2008|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Johnny Depp, who paid for the 2005 funeral in which Thompson's ashes were fired out of a cannon, narrates with just the right mix of awe and impertinence. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The film is thorough and entertaining. It's enthusiastic about his contributions, but it's no hagiography, and it serves as both a celebration and a cautionary tale. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A mesmerizing look at the mythic quality and anarchic spirit of the irreverent and rabble-rousing journalist. show more

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