Lists: HPR Movie Of The Day, Drama, Film Quest 2017

Brief Synopsis: "Renton is living the dream and that dream is Heroin. As Renton struggles with the agony and ecstasy of his life we follow him and his increasingly unstable mates. Drinking, fighting, drugs, sex and the most disgusting toilet in Scotland. Choose Trainspotting."

Overall Ranking: 1012 (Rank from 1996: # 12)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 41.67%
Regular 41.67%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Sir M Hayes XIV93
CinemaVisitor Erik90
GuiltyFilm Andrew N90(full review)
GuiltyFilm David K85(full review)
David Baruffi80
Thomas Pollock80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest76
V Lionheart75
GuiltyFilm Scott W65(full review)
GuiltyFilm Mark M60(full review)
GuiltyFilm Renee K50(full review)

People Involved

  • Ewan McGregor (Renton)
  • Ewen Bremner (Spud)
  • Jonny Lee Miller (Sick Boy)
  • Kevin McKidd (Tommy)
  • Kelly Macdonald (Diane)
  • Peter Mullan (Swanney)
  • James Cosmo (Mr. Renton)
  • Eileen Nicholas (Mrs. Renton)
  • Susan Vidler (Allison)
  • Pauline Lynch (Lizzy)
  • Shirley Henderson (Gail)
  • Stuart McQuarrie (Gavin/US Tourist)
  • Irvine Welsh (Mikey Forrester)
  • Robert Carlyle (Begbie)
  • Danny Boyle (Director)