Filth Poster

Release Date: May 30th, 2014

DVD Release Date: August 12th, 2014

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
A drug-addled, manipulative misanthrope (James McAvoy) begins to experience increasingly severe hallucinations as he tries to solve the murder of a Japanese student.

Cast: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Imogen Poots, Joanne Froggatt, Shirley Henderson, Emun Elliott

Director: Jon Baird

Genres: Crime drama, Dark comedy

Production Co: Logie Pictures, Steel Mill Pictures

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Writer-director Jon S. Baird has devilish fun with the hilarious black-comic elements of Irvine Welsh’s novel, but the incessant bad behavior does get a wee bit monotonous, and the twist ending is disappointingly pat. show more

  • Even when the film falls to pieces, McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away. show more

  • 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 McAvoy’s impressively ugly star performance. show more

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