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Trainspotting (1996)Trainspotting (1996)

Trainspotting (1996)

Crime, Drama

6.9

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English

Challenging, Depressing, Intense

1996

Danny Boyle

Annie Louise Ross, Billy Riddoch, Dale Winton

94 min

Synopsis

Heroin addict Mark Renton stumbles through bad ideas and sobriety attempts with his unreliable friends -- Sick Boy, Begbie, Spud and Tommy. He also has an underage girlfriend, Diane, along for the ride. After cleaning up and moving from Edinburgh to London, Mark finds he can't escape the life he left behind when Begbie shows up at his front door on the lam, and a scheming Sick Boy follows.

Our Take

6.9
Neil Swank

Renton (McGregor), a Scottish twenty-something junkie, must choose to clean up and get out, or continue following the allure of the drugs and the influence of friends. Find out if he chooses life in this brutal yet entertaining Danny Boyle masterpiece. While definitely not for the faint of heart, Trainspotting still manages to be funny at times, and provides an overall very entertaining experience.

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