One of the weirdest films I have ever seen. James McAvoy was utterly brilliant. 5 years 4 months ago
A powerhouse performance from James McAvoy that deserves far more plaudits than it will inevitably receive anchors and humanises this relentlessly bizarre, twisted, disturbing, hilarious, depraved, dark, and brilliant movie. It feels like it was made just for my personal taste in film, which is always nice. Director and screenwriter Jon Baird deserves a lot of credit for bringing a near-unfilmable book to life in such a powerful, honest way that pulls no punches to an extent that makes most other movies seem watered down in comparison.
Bold and challenging, Filth is exactly what movies can and should be, and is seriously refreshing compared to formulaic films where you can predict what will happen next the whole way through. It doesn't come close to Trainspotting (but then not much does), and it's not for everyone (the three typical reactions seem to be love it, hate it, or 'what the fuck?'), but to be honest any movie that can spark these kinds of extreme feelings is worth your time and is something to be admired. One of the best of the year. 5 years 5 months ago
Throughout the duration of the movie I genuinely didn't understand what was going on but that is due to my limitations. However, everything became clear in the last 20 minutes or so. Nevertheless, McAvoy's performance was brilliant, seemless and un-contrived and is what kept my eyes glued to the screen ... even though I wasn't so sure what was happening :D
Bizarre, to say the least. 5 years 3 months ago