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Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride

2 Ratings: 3.0
DVD - Documentary of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson

Documentary of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson  Hosted by Nick Nolte  Starring Johnny Depp, Gary Busey, John Cusack, Benicio Del Toro, Bill Murray, Sean Penn  Directed by Tom Marksbury  Writers: Tom Marksbury  2006

Tags: Movies
Genre: Documentary
Release Date: 12 December 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
review by . July 28, 2011
As documentary tributes come, this one is pretty extravagant, considering that the iconic author-journalist-adventurer-madman was only depicted twice onscreen: in the uncomfortably literal and clumsy Where the Buffalo Roam and Terry Gilliam's phenomenal adaptation of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Still, Thompson's life and bibliography are provided brief but adequate mention herein, and while the subject matter is decidedly limited, it's compensated by a choice selection of photographs, …
review by . October 31, 2008
Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride
I was wondering whether to give this documentary two or three stars and gave it the benefit of the doubt. The documentary starts off on shaky ground with an annoying split screen, and a segment of Gary Busey's ego getting in the way. It focuses on the two movies made of Hunter S. Thompson's life, 'Where The Buffalo Roam' from 1980 and 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas' in 1998. There isn't much information on Thompson during the decade inbetween movies.     The interviews with …
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