So, after 25 years of it evading me I finally saw this last night - it's such a stylistic triumph - it looks absolutely remarkable and very much of its own unique aesthetic. It also foreshadows Jeunet and Caro's DELICATESSEN and THE CITY OF LOST CHILDREN and much of the former's solo work. There's definitely a hint of Gilliam in the style and humour (in particular the office scenes evoke BRAZIL) but it's very much it's own entity. Such a…
Not an F1 fan, nor am I a lover of sports in general but this film is great. The two central performances are both effortless in their greatness and the actors play off each other well. Morgan's script is great and Howard keeps the whole thing buzzing along at a tremendous pace.
I am really surprised by how much I liked this film.
Wow! Now here's a film that lets the viewer think for a change. A brilliant piece of writing and a cracking ensemble headed-up by a terrifically fearless performance from James McAvoy.
Given that it's based on a book by Irvine Welsh there are bound to be comparisons to Danny Boyle's adaptation of Trainspotting but rest assured, Filth holds its own.