Filth Synopsis
Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results.
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Total Film

By James Mottram
With McAvoy acting as if his life depends on it, Filth is the Irvine Welsh film we’ve been waiting years for. Tastier than a deep-fried...
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The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
I loved every minute of Filth, and couldn’t have stomached another second of it.
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By Damon Wise
A bulked-up James McAvoy dominates the screen in this razor-sharp Glasgow smile of a black comedy, packed with aberrant sex, hard drugs and...
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Time Out London

By Dave Calhoun
This punky adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s novel Filth is a glossary of grimness, a dictionary of darkness. But it also dishes up humour...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Dalton
Baird can be forgiven for a handful of careless and ham-fisted touches. Filth is still a hugely entertaining breath of foul air fueled by...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
James McAvoy wallows in it in his new film, Filth. He embraces the sexual depravity, the drug and alcohol abuse, the bullying, vile...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Even when the film falls to pieces, McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Writer-director Jon S. Baird has devilish fun with the hilarious black-comic elements of Irvine Welsh’s novel, but the incessant bad...
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By Guy Lodge
Powered by a vigorous, image-shedding lead turn from James McAvoy as a coked-up Edinburgh detective on the fast track to either promotion...
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The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
When it comes to capturing some of the gonzo, amoral, substance-fueled verve that Welsh’s novels can display, Filth can take the silver...
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good movie

By josuej8111596

By annemeans2012

A wild ride

By MLBallFan
If your movies need to be politically correct, DO NOT see this. Freakin hilarious though! A pretty good adaptation to a very strange book. James McAvoy was fantastic in this....


By galoherrera61
My favorite movie of all time....

Loved it.

By mrod2013
James McAvoy's acting never ceases to amaze me. Brilliant film. Very intense, but very enjoyable with its dark humor, shocking scenes, and a main character who you will be both drawn to, and repelled...

What a strange movie!

By u2bme102
What is real? What is hallucination? After awhile I had no idea. James McAvoy gives a stunning performance. Manic/depressive behavior - hallucinations. Warning - sex, drugs, corrupt police, male...

Out Of Control !!

By onwingzoffaeriez
& Loving It!...

Twisted yet enjoyable!

By ratedfabulous1231
I honestly like James M. for the first time, I feel that but not having to repressed his accent he's able to play his role more naturally. The film is crazy and twisted but u can't help but to enjoy...

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Rated R | For language, graphic nudity, drug use, some violence and strong sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Extreme sex, booze, drugs, swearing in crooked-cop story.
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