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1,429 Ratings

T2: Trainspotting

Directed by Danny Boyle
United Kingdom, 2017


Twenty years on, Mark Renton returns to the only place that he can ever call home. There waiting for him are old buddies Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie. Sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, love, fear, regret, self-destruction and mortal danger are also all lined up and ready to welcome him.

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T2: Trainspotting Directed by Danny Boyle

Critics reviews

The world changes even when we don’t," laments Renton late in the film. Those who go into T2 Trainspotting already interested in where these characters ended up may find this line poignant, possibly even profound. Others approaching this group with indifference are bound to see the film as a received bit of world-weary cynicism, unsupported by a story that plays like a fans-only nostalgia trip.
February 11, 2017
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If anything Danny Boyle (I looked it up), working with Anthony Dod Mantle, is more kinetic than ever, swinging the camera around with abandon, alternating filters as the mood takes him, defying film-critical decorum with his jump-cuts and freeze frames. All of this I not terribly guiltily enjoyed, but the soundtrack is a drag, being mostly composed of tasteful 6 Music fare.
January 24, 2017
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Shadows of past glories suffocate present endeavors in T2 Trainspotting, the long-awaited, much-delayed and disappointingly redundant follow-up to Danny Boyle’s 1996 “Cool Britannia” sensation Trainspotting… There’s an awful lot of father-and-son stuff being somewhat sentimentally worked over here, with even lion-in-winter Begbie — an irredeemably demonic force-of-nature in the first film, and in Porno, too — finally succumbing to the schmaltz.
January 19, 2017
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