T2: Trainspotting

T2: Trainspotting

T2: Trainspotting

Director Danny Boyle, screenwriter John Hodge, and the cast (including Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle) return to the works of Irvine Welsh, over 20 years since releasing British classic Trainspotting.

First there was an opportunity... then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

2017Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language, drug use, sex scenes & content that may disturb117 minsUK
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T2: Trainspotting / Reviews

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

Five to ten years ago, the notion of a follow-up to Trainspotting would have filled me with dread, or at least dramatic eyerolls. And with the cinema landscape littered with sequels, prequels, and reimaginings, that’s not an unreasonable fear to have no matter how much time’s passed. Luckily for the viewer, this re-teaming of Danny Boyle with his original cast, the work of Irvine Welsh, and - crucially - screenwriter John Hodge elevates T2: Trainspotting well beyond a nostalgia-fest.

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Variety

Variety

"T2," for all its noise and neon, has little to say to fill it.

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Total Film

Total Film

Dizzyingly meta, maddeningly broad, then oddly moving.

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Time Out

Time Out

It has just enough of those two ingredients that made the first film such a gem: style and soul.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It has the same punchy energy, the same defiant pessimism, and there's nothing around like this. This sequel was a high-wire act, but Boyle has made it to the other side.

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Stuff

Stuff

It feels so good you will find yourself going willingly for another hit.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Although there are plenty of moments of savage humour, the highs are just not quite so high any more. There's a melancholy maturity, however, which is satisfying in its own way.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Entertains and thrills. But most of all it makes you take a good hard look at yourself.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Long-awaited, much-delayed and disappointingly redundant...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It's inventive and full of surprises.

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