Crime / Drama
Director: Jon S. Baird
Running time: 97 mins Released: 4th October 2013
Based on the controversial book by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, this is the frenetic tale of the deplorable antics of a sleazy, corrupt police officer. Detective Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) is in line for a promotion despite being a depraved, bigoted man devoid of moral integrity and basic decency. Assigned to solve a brutal murder with his colleague and fellow hell-raiser Ray (Jamie Bell), Bruce is more concerned with ruining the lives of other employees via foul schemes for his own amusement. Stealing wives and exposing secrets, Bruce is unrepentant but increasingly bound up in a web made of his own countless lies. His drug habit takes its toll on his health and he begins to lose his already tenuous grip on reality.