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Rated R for graphic heroin use and resulting depravity, strong language, sex, nudity and some violence.

R In Theaters 07/19/1996 , 94min.
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August 11, 2009
good but distrubing movie. will make you think twice about doing what they do

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Charles Taylor
The most original, daring, thrilling movie to be released this year, Trainspotting is one of those occasional, astonishing triumphs of risk and imagination that gets you excited about what smart people, pushing themselves and the medium, can accomplish in the movies. Full Review
Derek Elley
Scabrous, brutal and hip, Trainspotting is a "Clockwork Orange" for the '90s. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
The story, such as it is, follows Renton's inconsistent attempts to kick his habit. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
The stylish irreverence of Trainspotting mimics that drug high and delivers its own potent kick. Full Review
James Berardinelli
There's nothing new or unique about the story, but it is presented in a manner that reinforces its immediacy and impact. Full Review

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