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Overall Rating
4.16

Awesome53.06%
Worth A Look: 28.57%
Just Average: 2.04%
Pretty Crappy: 14.29%
Sucks: 2.04%

3 reviews, 31 user ratings


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by Carina Hoskisson

"Destruction wonderfully photographed"
5 stars

A Wild Thriller with the right amount of fear and laughs.

This is where you can see the genius of Boyle and Hodges.
I won't spoil the film, but the story revolves around 3 flatmates who are in need of a 4th. Their search initiates the movie and it goes haywire from there.
The de-evolution of the characters is finely wrought. As the moral choices deepen, the movement of the piece quickens, giving the movie a whirlwind feel.

I held my breath nearly the entire film. The color saturation was wonderful. The fast-paced photography; nearly as thrilling as the plot. The angles and camera work were as fun to watch as the performances. Trainspotting was almost tame in comparison.

Some of the more American of my friends had a tougher time understanding the accents, but the deciphering is worth it.

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originally posted: 10/07/98 05:05:55
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User Comments

2/07/17 Louise Excellent film. Don't read Gonsalves review, it's full of spoilers. 5 stars
6/17/13 Annie G Creepy, upsetting, (sometimes funny) and worth sticking to the end. 4 stars
7/08/11 Monday Morning Rob Gonsalves, bite it. This is a great, fun, dark movie! 5 stars
7/30/05 yuko brilliant screenplay 5 stars
10/08/04 LilyM Surprising twists. Loved the plot and loved the apartment. 4 stars
6/23/04 R.W. Welch Macabre, but not humorless. Adeptly done parable on greed. 4 stars
3/30/04 john doesn't know what it wants to be -very self concious film making with no real insights 2 stars
7/18/03 Rachel Danny Boyle manages to pull of a movie Hitchcock would be proud to watch. Cast rocks, too 5 stars
3/19/03 Jack Sommersby Its follow-through isn't on par with the excellent set-up, but it's still worth watching. 3 stars
1/21/03 Rene Ewan was fantastic, as usual but the whole movie kicked ass! It was freaky in places! 5 stars
1/19/03 moggy westfall when obnoxious people get even more so 4 stars
9/14/02 Crystal ewan is such a cutie pie in this movie 5 stars
6/10/02 I'm in (L) with a Jedi I'm in (L) with EWAN 5 stars
4/23/02 Monster W. Kung Very interesting and well done thriller. 4 stars
3/10/02 daniboy really entertaining 4 stars
8/26/01 Jim blah 1 stars
7/08/01 taj Stylish and clever. Not nearly a masterpiece, though! 4 stars
6/02/01 svetlana pretty damn good, especially the use of the music 4 stars
5/07/01 Mikko Salminen This you MUST see! 5 stars
12/06/00 spunky And after this film John Hodge got a lobotamy... 5 stars
4/09/00 punkass Scotland as it really is (with slightly less violence) 5 stars
2/19/00 perverted pixie "I'm not frightened- I'm a bit terrified maybe!" Pure class! Better than Trainspotting. 5 stars
2/15/00 Neil Austin Why all drool over Ewan, Chris Eccalston is the best thing in this movie by Miles. 5 stars
8/04/99 Izumi "Drugged up wandering suicidal search of the self f#%& ups don't have families, David!" 5 stars
11/19/98 Rachael "if you can't trust your freinds...." "i'd pay to have the little fuckers put down!" 5 stars
11/19/98 Evil Buffy this movie rocks:ewan and danny boyle's art direction are wonderful. murder and madness 5 stars
11/19/98 Missy Oh such a wonderful wonderful wonderful film. Gotta love it. 5 stars
10/19/98 Kwyjibo Wow. What an awesome thriller. Ewan ruled all hell. 5 stars
10/07/98 Maegs Whirlwind, Mad and wonderful. A Thriller with a brain, and good performances 5 stars
9/23/98 Nate Dogg Yah ask me and it's the boys' finest work...yes..even better than Trainspotting... 5 stars
8/29/98 Mister Whoopee a great drama/thriller. superb acting, great story, get's you on the edge of your seat. 5 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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  11-Feb-1995 (R)

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Directed by
  Danny Boyle

Written by
  John Hodge

Cast
  Kerry Fox
  Christopher Eccleston
  Ewan McGregor
  Ken Stott
  Keith Allen
  Colin McCredie



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