While I am a huge fan of hunter s thompson and the book, I was very excited for the movie. I very much appreciate johnny depp taking the time and money to put this film together. I really feel a little disappointed by the film, I'd still rate it a weak b- but feel hunters writing is not as well portrayed like it was in fear and loathing. While johnny depp and giovani ribisi really carry the movie and both give stellar performances I was let down by the film ability to captivate the story. Worth checking out when it comes to dvd!