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

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

Byr Alex Gibney

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2008-11-18
  • Rate: R
  • Lenght: 2h 0min
  • Director: Alex Gibney
  • Producer: BBC Storyville
  • Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
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From Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney and producer Graydon Carter comes a probing look into the uncanny life of national treasure and gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. A fast moving, wildly entertaining documentary with an iconic soundtrack, the film addresses the major touchstones in Thompson’s life — his intense and ill fated relationship with the Hell’s Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern’s 1972 presidential campaign, and much more. Narrated by Johnny Depp.



  • Awsome & Entertaining!!!

    By Slack-Babbath
    I found out about Hunter S. Thompson from watching Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas. This documentary is very informative & highly entertaining. A MUST SEE!!!
  • Anything from the Late Great HST is a welcome surprize

    By LJL420
    Great insightful Doc on the best writer of my generation. I also suggest to all HST fans to check out "Breakfast with Hunter" and try to introduce as many people as possible the good doctor's work. P.S. To get Breakfast with Hunter you have to go to HST's website.
  • Best of the best

    By Cryptech
    This, the Biography, and the Gonzo tapes paint a multi-level portrait of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. Being from near Louisville myself I can recognize the Kentucky gentleman behind the hype.
  • Terrific Doc on the Dr

    By Jeff
    If you are an HST fan, this movie is certainly a must see, for obvious reasons. For those who are not familiar with Hunter S. Thompson and the legacy he left, this documentary film will captivate you and draw you in to the mostly sheltered intimate life of one the the greatest journalists and writers in the last 50 years. The film reveals the late HST from his humble beginnings in Kentucky, follows him to the time he spent in the military, on to his book and time spent with the Hell's Angels. There are many interviews with those who knew or were otherwise close with the Doctor, including his son, former wives, politicians, and movie stars including Johnny Depp, Benecio Del Toro, and John Cusack. The captivating raw video footage and clips alone are worth the cost of this movie. You'll walk away from this movie with a greater appreciation for one of the most underappreciated writers or our time.
  • Excellent

    By kgonzo
    I completely enjoyed this documentary. Easily one of the top.
  • The Best Documentary Ever

    By fa4rm2er0
    This is awesome. Not only does this movie document the life of an American icon, but it also provides an in depth explanation of important historical moments in our country. The music is also great. Enjoy!!!
  • Remarkable

    By Metallisker
    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." RIP HST.
  • One of the best docs about an individual I've ever seen!!!!

    By OpenMindedCritic
    This Doc Rocks!! Thompson for Sheriff!! With appearences from Jimmy Buffett and Jimmy Carter narration from Johnny Depp this documentary is an instant classic.