Filth
Filth (2014)

Scheming Bruce Robertson, a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 12, 2014
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Critic Score
62%
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68%



Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Warped, grimy, and enthusiastically unpleasant, Filth lives up to its title splendidly.

Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Filth" lives up to its title and then some, but a no-holds performance by James McAvoy is reason enough to watch.

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John Semley
Globe and Mail

Viewers hungry for a catch-all dose of Welshian sardonicism would be better served checking out Trainspotting. Better soundtrack, for one.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This is one of those movies where much of the non-Scottish audience would need subtitles and a Scottish slang dictionary. It is brimming with profanity and explicit sex scenes and an amazing performance by James McAvoy.

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Bob Mondello
NPR

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.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Unlike Jude Law's similarly offensive title character in Dom Hemingway, McAvoy is given a far better story to work from.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Crude comedy.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

I'm not sure I can recommend the movie, but this actor and this performance are something to behold.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

After a certain point, watching it is like listening to the ravings of an increasingly incoherent and abusive drunk.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
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.… More
Carlos Magalhães
James McAvoy's outstanding performance is what lifts this always intriguing dark comedy above its flaws - especially the discrepancy in tone that starts to… More
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three stars
danny d
affecting and transparent, but graphic for its own sake and not quite as interested as it should have been in the heart of the descent of the main character.… More
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Mark Walker
As the year draws to a close, so does the (unrelated) British trilogy of James McAvoy leading roles. He began with the disappointingly generic "Welcome To… More