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

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

Release Date: July 4th, 2008

DVD Release Date: November 18th, 2008

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

Production Co: HDNet

Keywords: New York City, Rise, 1970s, 1960s, 2000s, Gripping

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A biographical documentary doesn't get any better than this. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling 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

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It leaves you wondering, how was it that so many people liked this man who does not seem to have liked himself? show more

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