Review: Filth (2013)


The fourth Irvine Welsh novel to be adapted for the big screen, Jon S. Baird’s Filth thankfully bears more similarities to drug-fuelled classic Trainspotting than the lesser successful translations. On the cusp of promotion, intensely misanthropic Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) is given the task of solving a brutal murder. Seeing this as an opportunity to prove himself and win back his estranged wife and daughter, Bruce concocts a series of malevolent schemes to turn his colleagues against one another. Continue reading “Review: Filth (2013)”