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: May 30, 2014
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2014
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Critic Score: 63% 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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Luis Fernando GalvŠn
En Filme

Walks on a thin line between grotesque entertainment, perversion and the inestability of its main character, in a middle point between a dark comedy and a masoquistic fantasy. [Full review in Spanish]

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Bob Mondello

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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Alejandro Murillo
Cine Premiere

Captures perfectly and expands on the colorful but pessimist junkie pop lover style set by Fight Club and Trainspotting in a modern time. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Take a visit to scenic Scotland where a chance at promotion at the local police department leads to one character's descent, leap, into frenzied psychosis… More
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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 Magalh„es
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