Ecstasy (2012)

Ecstasy (2012)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

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From the mind of Irvine Welsh (TRAINSPOTTING) comes a pulse-pounding thriller set against the backdrop of Scotland's drug-fueled dance scene as one man tries to cut ties and kick old habits for the woman he loves.
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense , Romance
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Adam Sinclair
as Lloyd Buist
Kristin Kreuk
as Heather Thompson
Billy Boyd
as Woodsy
Carlo Rota
as Solo
Ashley Pover
as The Big Man
Dean McDermott
as Hugh Thompson
Alex Lifeson
as Dr. Figg
Colin Mochrie
as Father Brian
Stephen McHattie
as Jim Buist
Shawn Storer
as Security Agent
Luke Gordon
as Dealer
Carlo Rota
as Solo
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Critic Reviews for Ecstasy

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (2)

Ecstasy is to ecstasy what Trainspotting was to heroin. Different times, different drugs, but the Scotland-set story of addiction and redemption is pretty much the same.

Full Review… | November 22, 2012
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Not so much chemical romance as serious downer, it all seems so old.

Full Review… | April 19, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

A drug-fueled landscape impacted by the Thatcher years, characterized by Scottish working class misery and massive unemployment feeding the underground drug economy. And reflecting Welsh's own conflicting personas as cult figure, pariah and antichrist.

Full Review… | January 4, 2013
WBAI Radio

Ecstasy attempts to conjure the same sense of insanity, musical muscle, and impish wit, only to stumble repeatedly as it struggles to put on a dazzling sound and light show.

Full Review… | December 28, 2012

Its fondness for the writer and the drug film genre may be evident; however neither can turn Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy into anything more than an inferior homage.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012

In the end, ECSTASY wants to have it both ways -- drugs are celebrated at the beginning of the film, and condemned -- or at least the crime connected with them is - by the end.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
At the Movies (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Ecstasy

Between a 3/10 and 4/10, there's referencing and then there's photocopying, and Ecstasy screams "toner low".

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

This is a passionate well crafted film, that we enjoyed very very much. The acting is strong, and the story is compelling. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing it again. It was very well cast, with the performers playing off each others strengths interestingly. The subject matter doesn't shy away from the harsher aspects of life. I would hope for more adaptations by this creative team, of Welsh's material. Recommended.

Mike Ainsel
Mike Ainsel

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