Filth (2013)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 23

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Directed by: Jon S. Baird
Starring: James McAvoy (Bruce), Jamie Bell (Lennox), Eddie Marsan (Blades), Imogen Poots (Amanda), Brian McCardie (Dougie), Kate Dickie (Chrissie)
Country: UK, European Cinema
Language: English (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 01:37:20
Genres: Depression, Drugs, CrossDressing

Plot – Spoilers:
Based on the Irvine Welsh novel, a Scottish detective Bruce Robertson is obsessed with becoming DI and looks at his competing colleagues as potential impediments to his goal. There’s also the motivational promise of a sexual reward from his mysterious wife if he were to rise up the ranks.

Bruce has no boundaries to his ethics as he manipulates and betrays his friends while hurling himself down an extremely self-centered road. Eventually the drugs, guilt and an overhanging event from his childhood begin to chip away at his sanity.

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Blue Monkey
Blue Monkey
September 14, 2020 11:39 pm

Holy hell that tore my heart out. Fucking fantastic movie. Really really well done. Seriously everything about it was spot on. But It tore me apart.

April
April
Reply to  Blue Monkey
November 10, 2020 6:39 am

I couldn’t agree more! McAvoy was splendid in this. Once I realized what was happening, my heart hurt for his character. If you have not seen this, please do, you won’t regret it!

connor
connor
December 6, 2020 8:56 pm

dog shit.

JB
JB
January 28, 2021 5:28 am

Awesome movie I had never heard of. So glad you had it on this site. Shout out to Stanley Kubrick… 2001 Space Odyssey, and was that freaky doc the very same character from Clockwork Orange ?
maybe not for the gore fans, but this film is a classic. THANKS AGAIN effededup

Nicole Kitter
Nicole Kitter
April 13, 2021 3:14 am

Thanks much for this. Just finished the book and was curious how the movie compared.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
April 16, 2021 11:17 pm

Excellent….
Like a grown up Trainspotting mixed with Mike Leigh’s Naked. .
Absolutely great story.. some neat twists… Well acted and actually quite believable characters…
The soundtrack is also astounding.

Anyone who ever had an interest in film needs to watch this
. . Funny .. sad.. repulsive and storming in equal measure.

Alyssa Croyden
Alyssa Croyden
May 1, 2021 3:10 pm

Actually brilliant. James McAvoy has to be my favourite actor.

effedupmoviesiluvu
effedupmoviesiluvu
July 31, 2021 9:56 pm

wow! movie caught my attention hold it throughout. 10/10 fantastic film.

Doc ♥
Doc ♥
August 1, 2021 1:02 am

ACAB But besides that fantastic movie with a fantastic protagonist and a fantastic writer ♥

Mozarts wooden heart
Mozarts wooden heart
August 6, 2021 9:48 pm

Nice one

dannyboyyy5
dannyboyyy5
October 14, 2021 12:01 am

Goddamn beautiful movie. Same rules apply.

Alice
Alice
November 10, 2021 12:20 pm

An AWESOME watch ! Also, I would like to suggest this Belgian film, Ex-Drummer. It has similar politically-incorrect atmosphere. 😉

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