Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), a young man with few prospects and fewer ambitions, lives in economically depressed Edinburgh. Like most of his friends, Renton is a heroin addict who loves the drug's bli... read more
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release Date: July 19, 1996
DVD Release Date: March 24, 1998
Stats: 20,710 reviews
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April 13, 2013
Danny Boyle's sophomore bout 'Trainspotting' is a superbly well made film a brisk pace, great performances, and a fully engaging plot. Full of comedy and pathos, 'Trainspotting' is a equal parts satisfying and poignant.
January 10, 2013
A true sensation that`s awesome, brilliant, electrifying, stylish, hilarious and outstanding. A great and absolutely original triumph. A flat out insane experience. An endlessly enjoyable and unforgettable movie. It packs on amazing power, humor and terrific performances by it's ...
December 12, 2012
This is an entertaining debate on the ups and downs of hard drugs, following the story of Mark Renton. Somebody who has a strange and complicated Malcolm McDowell in "A Clockwork Orange", let's say, exis...
December 5, 2012
A fast, funny, scary and realistic brutal portrait on the life of youth in an economically depressed Edinburgh, where Renton and his 'so-called mates' abuse strongly of drugs in hope of alleviate the maturity pains and they own miserable lives. Trainspotting also bring a view int...
August 18, 2012
Danny Boyle's Trainspotting is a near flawless film with a great cast. The film manages to be darkly humorous as well as serious. Danny Boyle has made great films, and Trainspotting shows exactly what makes him such a great, versatile director. The film is truly unique and very e...
August 16, 2012
Very disturbing portrayal of drug addiction. Danny Boyle did a great job with this film. From the style, the characters, and themes, almost everything is perfect. Not so much a story as it is a character study, and at that it succeeds. The soundtrack is also top-notch, with track...
July 31, 2012
Mark "Rent-boy" Renton: People think it's all about misery and desperation and death and all that shit which is not to be ignored, but what they forget is the pleasure of it. Otherwise we wouldn't do it. After all, we're not fucking stupid. At least, we're not that fucking stupid...
April 14, 2012
Boyle rummages through the trash heap of heroin addiction and exposes a bit of humor and humanity. Contrary to what's been written in various reviews, Trainspotting doesn't glorify the junkie lifestyle but it does present it with flair and pugnacity.
April 11, 2012
I can understand why people may like this film as it has some really good acting however the story just wasn't for me. I can't relate to drug culture, crazy actions, poverty in Edinburgh or going cold turkey. By the end I was glad it was over!
January 17, 2012fb791220692
Gross yet stylish, Transporting is visually fascinating and constantly energetic. I didn't much appreciate the (undoubtedly intentional) uncomfortable shifts between humor and disgustingness, but if you don't mind disturbing realism, you can't really go wrong with this captivatin...
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