We lost a great voice when Hunter S. Thompson took his own life. But even before he had, documentaries attempting to capture the pioneer of Gonzo journalism were many. The man was never without his tape recorder, and there was no shortage of raw footage.

For the Hunter devotee there is little new here. The ubiquity of Johnny Depp in these Hunter docs (here again reading Thompson’s words) is by now nauseating. However, director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) does a commendable job of organizing the hours of footage into an arc of the man’s life and career.

Grade: A-

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