Cinematical has a clip and favourable review of Alex Gibney’s documentary Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson.
Thompson was larger than life, and then his life got so large it was no life at all, and then he took his own life. Gonzo quotes Thompson, bitterly appraising himself just before his 2005 suicide: “I’m an idiot, I’m a fool, I know … but I’ve been a good read, right?”
Gonzo is a fascinating history lesson and a bit of a cautionary tale about how fame can turn into the scourge of talent.
A.O. Scott, New York Times
For everything totally Gonzo, go here.