Following the most recent of those two trailers, which surfaced early last month, we’ve had the great new UK quad poster sent over to share, teasing just a handful of the many great early reviews the films has received, including our own from Stefan. And though we haven’t published the review in full yet, you can see from the four stars below that he really enjoyed it.
A bipolar, bigoted, junkie cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through the festive period, until he finally meets his match… himself.
Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?
McAvoy stars alongside a stellar cast, led by Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Emun Elliott, Martin Compston, and Kate Dickie.
Jon S. Baird (Cass) is directing from his own script, making his sophomore feature as a director, adapting the original novel of the same name by Welsh (Trainspotting).
Filth will be getting an early release in Scotland on 27th September, followed by a wide UK release date a week later on 4th October. Still no word yet on when it will be crossing the Atlantic, but hopefully it will hit US cinemas shortly after.