Reviewed bySean KerrVote: 9/10/10
This is unbelievable! Has all the usual Irvine Welsh ingredients - scabbyparts of Edinburgh like Pilton, lots of colourful language, plenty ofviolence, sex/nudity and masses of humour. Although much of the humour willcross many peoples line of bad taste, this is absolutely hilarious. Beingfrom just outside Edinburgh, the scary thing is that these type of peopleactually exist.
Many of the cast from Trainspotting, Small faces and Looking out for Jo Joreappear.
This is tremendous for all the above reasons. The soundtrack is prettyimpressive too.
Reviewed byDavid ElroyVote: 9/10/10
I watch a lot of extreme cinema and am always wary of fakery andsensationalism, but I felt that The Acid House had the intelligence andheart needed to back up its shocking stories. It is like a cross between"Happiness" and "Requiem for a Dream," with magic and surrealism to boot.The Scottish accents are incomprehensible (thank goodness for thesubtitles)but fascinating. "Trainspotting" is, I think, a better film overall, butthis one sure gains points for audacity, intensity, andwit.
Reviewed bydarranrowe81Vote: 9/10/10
I'll have to say that i personally love this movie. All three storiesare gritty and realistic, but not overly stylised, and this gives thefilm the feeling of the earlier trainspotting but thankfully with lessof the 'cool factor'. Although the stories are anything but realisticas far as storyline is concerned, the acting, locations and look makethe characters feel totally believable. If you are easily offended thenbe warned - you will see things that you will not expect, but the greatpart is that you never feel that anything was cut out - this film goesthere and then goes further.
Fantastic performances by the actors, a brilliantly well selectedsoundtrack and truly terrifying storytelling by the master IrvineWelsh, this is a great example of British Filmaking at its best.
I am intrigued by the fact that the US version needs subtitles, and iam glad that so many people outside the UK have had the chance toexperience some no-holds-barred modern British storytelling. And by theway - i think its better than trainspotting.
Three twisted tales from the seamy side of Scotland and the mind of Irvine Welsh. The Granton Star Cause: in the same day a young Leith lad is dumped by his football team, his girlfriend and his parents, arrested and beaten up by the police and turned into a fly by God, whom he meets in a pub. The Soft Touch: a man is too soft to do anything when his wife moves in with the thug upstairs. The Acid House: while tripping on acid, Coco Bryce is struck by lightning, causing him to switch bodies with a newborn baby.