For No Good Reason

For No Good Reason

(2012)

A look at the work of British cartoonist Ralph Steadman - frequently associated with Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, for his anarchic illustrations in such books as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Johnny Depp acts as narrator and interlocutor.

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  • Despite intending to expand upon Steadman's output and impact, the documentary boils the importance of his oeuvre down to the obvious. Full Review

  • It's satisfying that the film exists, as an overdue tribute to an artist who can be appreciated even by those with limited patience for Thompson's posturing prose. Full Review

  • Though friendly and humorous in his jaunty nautical cap, Steadman seems reluctant to give much away about his private life. Full Review

  • Even if we don't quite get to know the man, the visionary violence of Steadman's acid pen emerges to vivid effect. Full Review

  • An absolute mess from start to finish, a portrait of an artist that's almost rendered redundant by his art Full Review

  • When a documentary feels the urge to shout about its celebrity cast with a lengthy, elaborate opening-credits sequence, could it be making up for shortcomings elsewhere? Full Review

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