Ecstasy (2012)

From the mind of Irvine Welsh (TRAINSPOTTING) comes a pulse-pounding thriller set against the backdrop of Scotland's drug-fueled dance scene as one man tries to cut ties and kick old habits for the woman he loves.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 21, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Salem
Toronto Star

Ecstasy is to ecstasy what Trainspotting was to heroin. Different times, different drugs, but the Scotland-set story of addiction and redemption is pretty much the same.

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Brian Orndorf

Ecstasy attempts to conjure the same sense of insanity, musical muscle, and impish wit, only to stumble repeatedly as it struggles to put on a dazzling sound and light show.

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Scott Murray
Sydney Morning Herald

One gets the feeling this director doesn't think his target audience is all that smart.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Not so much chemical romance as serious downer, it all seems so old.

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Sarah Ward

Its fondness for the writer and the drug film genre may be evident; however neither can turn Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy into anything more than an inferior homage.

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Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)

A crass and shallow exploration of a potentially interesting topic, which makes for one downer of a cinematic trip.

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Prairie Miller
WBAI Radio

A drug-fueled landscape impacted by the Thatcher years, characterized by Scottish working class misery and massive unemployment feeding the underground drug economy. And reflecting Welsh's own conflicting personas as cult figure, pariah and antichrist.

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David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

In the end, ECSTASY wants to have it both ways -- drugs are celebrated at the beginning of the film, and condemned -- or at least the crime connected with them is - by the end.

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Brigit Grant
Daily Express (UK)

Only those still clubbing on ecstasy are likely to enjoy this but then they love everything.

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Gimly M.
Trainspotting it is not.