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I watched this movie for one reason, James McAvoy. And, after having watched it, I'm glad I was drawn to it because of him-- it's brilliant. I never really understood the description of Trainspotting as a comedy (I mean, come on, a comedy about heroin addiction!) and after watching it, I thought it was bleak, desperate, and there was not much at all funny about it.
Filth, on the other hand, actually takes a bleak world and horrible circumstances and injects some truly funny moments. Is it a comedy in the true sense of the word? Maybe....depends on if you go with the standard definition (like Shakepeare's Much Ado About Nothing in which much tension and drama occur but ultimately there's one man shunned and a marriage occurs) or if you just define a comedy as a movie that's laugh after laugh at something stupid (take Dumb and Dumber for that example).
McAvoy is amazing and the rest of the cast is excellent as well. The Scottish accent was only an occasional problem but I was still happy to turn on the subtitles.
I don't want to spoil any of the film, but it was a movie that was so though provoking I watched it and when I woke up the next day, I had to rewatch it. I'm still not sure how to feel about he main character, but I really am enjoying the intellectual stimulation provided by the film.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best performance by an amazing actor, good quality product and shipped quick!Published 6 days ago by PaigeLPC
Got it because James McAvoy is in it, and although the advertising has always been truthful, I was curious about it. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Abrazos
I don't usually enjoy gritty movies like this, but I have to admit this was a nice surprise. McAvoy does some great acting. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kat312
First half was great but the last half of the film seemed like a cheap ployPublished 3 months ago by Joe R. Garrett
Technically it is good. Camera, story telling, and so on. Acting-wise, it is just perfection. James deserves an Oscar for this though Oscar will never consider this type of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Di Sun
As a general rule I dislike movies. In fact I haven't watched one all the way through in years. I rent them on occasion but I find them boring, tedious... Read morePublished 3 months ago by AlwaysStartingOver
I watched this movie almost immediately after reading the novel it is based on. I found Irvine Welsh's novel to be compelling, extremely entertaining, emotionally harrowing, and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Victoria Foote