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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Darkly comic tone of heroin-addiction film sets it apart show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A movie that rudely flings feces at the breakfast table isn't for everyone. show more

  • 87
    F. X. Feeney Mr. Showbiz

    It's a disturbing film in the best sense. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Heroin may be a downer, but Trainspotting definitely takes you up…a series of roaring, provocative, outrageous highs. [26 July 1996, Friday, p.C] show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Examiner

    Extraordinary, entertaining cinema. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's nothing new or unique about the story, but it is presented in a manner that reinforces its immediacy and impact. show more

  • 88
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A little like speeding through the digestive tract of some voracious beast. There's bite, acid, digestive churning and an expulsive conclusion. If the metaphor seems unsavoury, well, wait until you see the film. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It uses a colorful vocabulary, it contains a lot of energy, it elevates its miserable heroes to the status of icons (in their own eyes, that is). show more

  • 75
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Isn't a noble story, or even a cautionary one: It just feels pretty painfully real. show more

  • 70
    Frank Lovece TV Guide

    Captures the way drug addiction gives structure and purpose to aimless lives, and evokes the breathtaking rapture of a fix. All this and a happy ending, too. show more

  • August 11, 2009 KristyandJay
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    good but distrubing movie. will make you think twice about doing what they do

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