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Film Review: Filth

28 May 2014
  • Excerpt: The writer Irvine Welsh is an acquired taste that was acquired by many when the film adaptation of his Trainspotting, helmed by Danny Boyle, exploded on the scene 18 years ago. A career-launcher for Ewan McGregor, it trolled Britain’s cultural underbelly in refreshingly nasty ways, leaving an...
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Review: Filth (2013)

Brutal as Hell
25 September 2013
  • Excerpt: I had one of those very rare experiences watching Filth, whereby when I emerged bleary eyed from the cinema I truly wasn’t sure what I thought of the film. Did I love it or did I hate it? I just wasn’t sure. It was certainly an experience and I wanted to be careful that I didn’t let too many of my biases come in to play (being that I’m a fan of the source material and rather partial to James McAvoy), so it has required an unfounded amount of thought on my part in the...
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Overall 8


Empire Online
11 February 2014
  • Conclusion: A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and maximum David Soul.
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