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26,253 Ratings


Directed by Danny Boyle
United Kingdom, 1996
Drama, Crime, Cult


With an unforgettable soundtrack, Irvine Welsh’s cult 1993 novel of the same name comes to life in this colorful portrait of a group of junkies in the 1980s in Edinburgh, as one of the them, Mark Renton, struggles to get clean and get out of Scotland.

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Trainspotting Directed by Danny Boyle

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1997 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Independent Spirit Awards

1997 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

National Board of Review

1996 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Critics reviews

I’d forgotten what a great movie it is, or perhaps I’d just never understood. The overt references are to A Clockwork Orange and the 1960s films of Richard Lester, but really, it’s the Goodfellasof drug movies, slipping between darkly comic episodes with confidence and style.
March 17, 2017
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