Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job—the rest of his colleagues are just idiots. Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control, and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem. But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in FILTH... Danny Boyle presents FILTH, a Jon S. Baird film based on the acclaimed novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting).
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
After a certain point, watching it is like listening to the ravings of an increasingly incoherent and abusive drunk.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 05.29.2014
Filth, directed by Jon S. Baird from a 1998 bestseller by Trainspotting wild man Irvine Welsh, is wired to explode. Even when the film falls to pieces, McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 05.29.2014
For a film boasting only marginally fewer producers than it does speaking roles, there's something impressively unguarded about Filth.Guy Lodge, Variety, 11.24.2013
Credit the filmmakers with descending persuasively into the swampy squalor of a diseased mind. If you're in the mood to go there with them, Filth offers an indecently bracing wallow.Bob Mondello, NPR, 05.30.2014