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

120 mins
7.6 / 10 (1372)


This documentary about gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson addresses the major touchstones in his life—his intense relationship with the Hells Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen, his involvement in Senator McGovern’s presidential campaign, and much more.

MUBI's take

Writer. Rebel. Firebrand. The frenzied dispatches of Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) defined an era and remain counterculture touchstones to this day. After his suicide in 2005, Oscar winner Alex Gibney put together this soaring, life-affirming doc on a true American legend.

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