Bill Layton’s review published on Letterboxd:
Trainspotting is a hell of a film and one of the best cinematic depictions of addiction I have seen. It immerses you in the Edinburgh drug scene and the roller coaster lives of the addicts caught up in it, but it does not moralize as films like Traffic do. It tells a story and it tells it well. It brings you in, it takes you through the highs and lows, and it leaves you captivated, disgusted, laughing, crying, and a million other things. Also, perhaps it’s a bit off-topic, but I’d kill to have a Scottish accent.