7.1/10
89,277
144 user 263 critic

Filth (2013)

Trailer
2:03 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.

Director:

Writers:

, (based on the novel by)
Reviews
Popularity
3,218 ( 251)
9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bruce
... Lennox
... Bladesey
... Drummond
... Gillman
... Inglis
... Gus
... Toal
... Carole
... Dr. Rossi
... Mary
... Chrissie
... Gorman
... Ocky
... Bunty
Edit

Storyline

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? Written by Lionsgate UK

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

No one gets off. Until he does. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use, language and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| | | |

Language:

Release Date:

24 April 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Brud  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£247,860 (United Kingdom), 29 September 2013, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,526, 30 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$34,321, 20 July 2014
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

James McAvoy revealed in an interview that he would drink up to half a bottle of whiskey every night so that his character looked rough and hungover. See more »

Goofs

When Ray tells Bruce that he will apply for the Inspector position, Bruce burns a hole into the couch with his cigarette. In the next shot, the cigarette is completely lit, with a full amount of ashes at the top. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Carole: People ask me, "Carole, how do you and Bruce keep the spice in your marriage?" Well, I tell them it's really simple. I'm just the ultimate tease.
[walking down the hallway in lingerie]
Carole: Me and Bruce, we're not that different. We know what we want. We know how to get it. Like this promotion he's going for. We both know he'll win. And when he does, the Robertson household is gonna be one big, happy family again. I kid you not.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Light-hearted animation featuring farm animals and cast credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Mr Vain (Recall Mix)
Performed by Culture Beat
Written by Nosie Katzmann (as Katzmann) / Steven Lewis (as Zick) / Jay Supreme (as Supreme) © 1993
Published by Neue Welt Musikverlag GMBH & CO.KG
Get Into Magic Music Publishing GMBH/Fenslau Frank/Musikverlag
Master recording courtesy of Superstar Entertainment GMBH & CO.KG
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Crazy
16 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

There is no other way that I could describe this film. It is filled with some of the most crazy and strange scenes that I have seen in film. There was weird sex, masturbating, murder, drugs. Pretty much everything offensive that you could think of is in this film.

It made me laugh, cringe and frown at some of the ridiculous stuff that happened in it.

Deep in the storyline though, was an utterly captivating, yet tragic story of a man loosing his mind to drugs, mental illness and grief. In many ways it was this that made the film all the more shocking, but brilliant at the same time.

I came out of the theatre speechless, I had no idea what to make of it or think. Now I have thought about it, I can see how good it really was.

James McAvoy gave a perfect performance in the lead role. Everything about the character that he portrayed was realistic, and I could feel the emotion coming out of him throughout his descent into madness.

This film is not for the faint of heart or easily disturbed, but if you can deal with the weird and wacky, then you are going to love it.


132 of 155 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 144 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed