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|Rating:||R (for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language and some violence)|
|Genre:||Drama, Art House & International, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Jon S. Baird|
|Written By:||Jon S. Baird, Irvine Welsh|
|In Theaters:||May 30, 2014 Limited|
|On DVD:||Aug 12, 2014|
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Critic Reviews for Filth
"Filth" lives up to its title and then some, but a no-holds performance by James McAvoy is reason enough to watch.
Credit the filmmakers with descending persuasively into the swampy squalor of a diseased mind. If you're in the mood to go there with them, Filth offers an indecently bracing wallow.
I'm not sure I can recommend the movie, but this actor and this performance are something to behold.
Viewers hungry for a catch-all dose of Welshian sardonicism would be better served checking out Trainspotting. Better soundtrack, for one.
Unlike Jude Law's similarly offensive title character in Dom Hemingway, McAvoy is given a far better story to work from.
Audience Reviews for Filth
Take a visit to scenic Scotland where a chance at promotion at the local police department leads to one character's descent, leap, into frenzied psychosis as he deliberately sabotages his colleagues. All of the personalities are somehow twisted here but James McAvoy lends his all towards Jim Carrey-like over-the-top twist and thus a performance hard to not watch. Like a visit to a public toilet you will need to struggle to leave without getting much of the aptly named filth on you.
A balls-out, twisted and brilliant piece of madness and energy. A superbly crafted piece of work headlining the best performance of James McAvoy's career. McAvoy's brilliance has no bounds in this film, he is a true movie star that can attack any role he wishes with dedication and strength. A no-holds-barred performance. Filth lives up to its name with vulgarity, sex, violence, lots of drugs and a fantastic soundtrack filled with great songs. It's an acid trip into one man's addictions, and self-destruction. A massively entertaining, grotesque and wickedly hilarious dark comedy. One of the best, grittiest, smartest and darkest comedies to come from Scotland in some time. A tremendously compelling and surreal mind-jogger. It tightens a noose around your heart and mind. Its Trainspotting meets Bad Lieutenant. An insane piece of fun. Director, Jon S. Baird crafts a blisteringly great movie that takes no prisoners. A fiercely funny, sizzling and unforgettable movie. A mind-shattering masterpiece. It's filled with surprises and brutal twist and turns. This movie is profoundly and absurdly glorious.
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