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Trainspotting Reviews

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February 23, 2017
Trainspotting is a remarkable film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 16, 2017
What's interesting, viewing the film now, is how it manages to be both inarguably of its time, the mid 90s, but also has not dated nearly as badly as most youth culture movies tend to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2017
Trainspotting is supercharged with sulphurous humour and brutal recklessness: it charges at you like Ewan McGregor's Renton sprinting from store detectives in the opening sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 5, 2016
A showy balancing act.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 3, 2016
Trainspotting is a look to a better world while you're down and stuck in the mud. [Full review in Spanish]
April 1, 2016
A cult film because of it's particular way to deal with dark themes in a different way. [Full review in Spanish]
June 26, 2013
By turns cheeky, surreal, exhilarating and stomach-churning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 26, 2013
Brazen, hilarious, disgusting, audacious, altogether fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 26, 2013
An unprecedented and unrivalled piece of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2013
Funny, disturbing, tragic and deeply addictive.
June 26, 2013
A grimy bolt of celluloid lightning unspooling at 24 crackling frames a second, this episodic tale of smart-aleck Scottish lads on heroin is the year's most exciting film -- and surely its most controversial.
June 26, 2013
Trainspotting's saving grace is that there's a heck of a lot of entertainment value in this particular form of shallowness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2013
All this doped-up ennui eventually proves wearing. Junkies, given to nodding out and living in squalor, don't make good company for too long.
June 26, 2013
Heroin, as it turns out, provides the characters in Trainspotting with something the filmmakers can't -- motivation. Without the drug, Boyle can't convincingly explain the actions of Renton and his friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 26, 2013
Trainspotting, buoyed by a great Brit Pop soundtrack and Brian Tufano's agile cinematography, captures the stoned-out, gut-churning experience of hardcore addiction with hallucinogenic acuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 26, 2013
Unapologetic and hard-hitting, Irvine Welsh's controversial bestseller is brought to the screen as a dazzling assault on the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 26, 2013
There's no denying that the visual imagery boasted by Danny Boyle's Trainspotting rivals anything you're likely to see on the big screen.
June 26, 2013
The characters are without recognizable virtues, and neither they nor the movie asks us to like them. But they are full of energy and underplayed wit, endlessly picking themselves up off the filthy floor.
June 26, 2013
It's hard to recall a movie that etches the horrors of drug dependence more shatteringly than this British tragicomedy, which Danny Boyle has directed with ferocious energy.
June 26, 2013
Trainspotting is a searing pop-art portrait of a lost generation blowing out its brains. As they rail, chuckle, shout and dive into darkness, you're trapped yourself between a bellylaugh and a scream.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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