Filth Reviews

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November 1, 2018
James McAvoy's genuinely great performance is the only thing worth watching, but other than that there isn't much more to it.
March 6, 2018
This is a shonky adaptation in which nothing hangs together.
December 12, 2014
Crude comedy.
August 10, 2014
Filth ends up leaving you with a bad taste in your mouth, not because of the content (you get what you would expect with such a title), but because it ends up getting nowhere with its shallow attempts at a plot and overanxious attempts to be bizarre.
June 20, 2014
It's called "Filth." Who says there's no truth in advertising?
June 16, 2014
Here is a relentlessly shallow and nihilistic movie, a 97-minute exercise in cynicism with nothing of substance standing in a manic foreground.
June 6, 2014
The film gets so worked up trying to shock you, to put James McAvoy and his accomplished co-stars through the nasty paces, that it lands with a thud.
June 5, 2014
To its detriment, Filth too often pulls its punches, and if you're striving for pitch black, that is most definitely a cardinal sin.
June 1, 2014
The hodgepodge of genre elements, loose narrative threads and ungainly tonal shifts keep the audience at a distance, a point from which everything appears increasingly bizarre and meaningless.
May 30, 2014
ultimately a forgettable film
May 30, 2014
I'm not sure I can recommend the movie, but this actor and this performance are something to behold.
May 30, 2014
There's nothing much here for those outside the PG Disney Princess-aimed target market to sink their horns into.
May 30, 2014
Viewers hungry for a catch-all dose of Welshian sardonicism would be better served checking out Trainspotting. Better soundtrack, for one.
May 30, 2014
"Filth" demonstrates that contemporary filmmakers would do well to fine new ways of getting their hands dirty.
May 29, 2014
After a certain point, watching it is like listening to the ravings of an increasingly incoherent and abusive drunk.
May 29, 2014
wallows in itself for its entire runtime and tries to come out clean on the other end
May 29, 2014
Exhausting in its relentless depravity, "Filth" nevertheless is reminiscent of a much better movie also adapted from a novel by Irvine Welsh: Danny Boyle's 1996 "Trainspotting."
May 29, 2014
Even tastelessness requires some consistency of acrid flavoring, and "Filth" uneasily mixes a not-uninteresting character study in self-destruction with '90s-nostalgic stylings...
May 29, 2014
It's filmmaking with a big, stupid grin on its face.
May 29, 2014
Exhausting every trick in the book to illustrate the depravity of its protagonist, the film grows as out of control as its washed up anti-hero.
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