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Trainspotting (1996) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

190

Avg. Rating:

3.11/4

# of Ratings:

452

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

07/19/1996

Director:

Danny Boyle

Actors:

Ewan McGregor
Ewen Bremner
Jonny Lee Miller
Kevin McKidd
Robert Carlyle
Kelly Macdonald

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A man is deep into drugs and drug dealing as he tries to get out despite the influence of his addict and his pals.

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Matthew 02/08/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The story is about a man is deep into drugs and drug dealing as he tries to get out despite the influence of his addict and his pals. This movie is so good and messed up in a good way. the movie has it's WTF sense like the toilet sense and the begining. never take drugs or you might die or you just go crazy and lose everything.

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Ivana 07/12/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Goods soundtracks and drugs effects scenes. A funny movie about a everybody's question: Choose life.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

This movie was absolutely great. I was always thrown off by the DVD cover and never looked into watching it until a read what it was about. The movie is epically awesome with so many twists and turns, and ups and downs. The chemistry between this drug addicted group of friends is entertaining. It has its sad movement as all drug addiction movies do. A must see for all. ---Spoiler--- Nothing made me happier than seeing that the main character left behind a stack of cash for his one loyal buddy.

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  Yojimbo
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03/02/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Trainspotting" by Yojimbo

A group of Scottish junkies and misfits try to make their way in 90s Britain. Trainspotting is a true zeitgeist movie, and sums up perfectly the time in which it was made. Irvine Walsh's story is well observed and full of amusing tirades against 90s society with drug references that are non-judgmental, trying to show both the cheese in the mousetrap of addiction as well as its terrible consequences. Despite the grim subject matter, there are a lot of laughs to be had cleverly counterpointed with the horror and degradation that a drug habit can cause. This is the film that rightly catapulted Ewan McGregor to international stardom with Robert Carlyle deserving an honourable mention as the hateful and clearly psychotic Begby. The plot is slightly flimsy but the film has a lot of energy and a...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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10/27/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Trainspotting review

A group of friends Mark Renton's (Ewan McGregor), Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), clean living health buff Tommy (Kevin McKidd) and the war freak Francis Begbie (Robert Carlyle) encounter various escapades. Renton chooses to be a heroin addict, Tommy dies of toxoplasmosis (The parasite infects most genera of warm-blooded animals, including humans, but the primary host is the felid (cat) family.), Spud goes to prison (instead of Renton who was with him when they were caught stealing), Sick Boy loses a baby and makes a deal for a bag of heroin and Begbie become violently infuriated after losing 16,000 in the end of the deal. I suggest using subtitles for the thick accents and to not miss the amazing dialogues.

A film that stresses maturation, effects of drug abuse,...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  CJP
CJP
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10/03/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

85%

Action: 2/3 + Comedy: 2/2 + Good vs Evil: 1/1 + Love/Sex: 1/1 + Special Effects: 0.5/1 + Plot: 1/1 + Music: 1/1 = 8.5/10 or 85%.

Trainspotting begs the viewer to choose life and a car, the normal hum-drum ways of game show viewing on a big television, rather than the life of a heroin addict. And after encountering the gang Boyle puts together in this movie one will not want to do drugs or encounter their particularly odd ways: shoplifting, a never ending evaluation of James Bond per facts and quotes, snipping unsuspecting pit-bulls, stealing a friends sex tape, watching trains with an outright hatred towards exercise, dead babies and halluciantions thereof, and always one final hit.

Sadly, these characters aren't unlikeable and the raw humor keeps the viewer glued. These are all add...

Rating of
3/4 

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