• Released
  • August 6, 1999
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • Drama
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Chicago Reader

It's MTV meets Merchant-Ivory, at once manneristic, hallucinatory, and exhilarating.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A blast of manic energy in the form of a film.
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The A.V. Club

The Acid House comes across as a shadow of "Trainspotting," albeit a vibrant, noisy, frantic shadow.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
There are flashes of excitement in this film, mostly from the verbal play and sulphurous humour of Welsh's perspective, but there's a lot that makes you wonder why you're sitting through it.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
God moves in mysterious -- some might say positively spiteful -- ways in this trio of scabrous tales adapted from short stories by "Trainspotting's" Irvine Welsh.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Paula Nechak
It's not the direction that feels flaccid in this film. Surprisingly, it's the stories themselves, which provide a bit of a giggle but little else.
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San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
It feels like a trumped up trifle, disinterested in narrative exercises, using instead technique (cinematography, editing and, omigod, a soundtrack!) to swing moods and heighten reality, then send it crashing to earth.
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Film Threat

By Ron Wells
Over all, the short stories never gel together or create a unified whole.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
A mess, albeit one with occasional flashes of brilliance.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Three stories by the guy who wrote Trainspotting, banged and smashed into a film by Paul McGuigan with none of Trainspotting's charm and all its grotesquerie.
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55 out of 100
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