• T2 Trainspotting (2017)

T2 Trainspotting

Release Date: March 17th, 2017

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2017

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

First there was an opportunity, then there was a betrayal. Twenty years later, Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place that he can ever call home. There waiting for him are old buddies Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, love, fear, regret, self-destruction and mortal danger are also all lined up and ready to welcome him.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewen Bremner, Anjela Nedyalkova, Kelly Macdonald, Shirley Henderson, James Cosmo

Director: Danny Boyle

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Creative Scotland, DNA Films, Decibel Films, Cloud Eight

Keywords: Escape, Temptation, Fall, Friend, Love, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Neil YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    A missed opportunity on multiple levels, T2 is stylistically an overwrought rehash which relies heavily on over-caffeinated camerawork and flashy effects (cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle's trademark gritty flair is overwhelmed by a flurry of Dutch angles and freeze-frames) to distract us from its essential paucity of raison d'etre. show more

  • 70
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    The tonal shift in the sequel compared to the original means that, although there are plenty of moments of savage humour, the highs are just not quite so high any more. There’s a melancholy maturity, however, which is satisfying in its own way. show more

  • 50
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    This derivative sequel might please devoted fans looking for a quick fix of nostalgia, but with nothing new to say, it seems not even Boyle and his cast are sure why T2 Trainspotting exists. show more

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