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 (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
This film FILTH directed by Jon S. Baird, written by Jon S. Baird, adapted from the novel written by Irvine Welsh. The films high energy, almost schizophrenic pace and main character Bruce who seemed void of any human kindness or compassion for his fellow man or woman had me wondering how far a main character could go before my dislike for him had me disliking the film in general? I’ve always been under the notion that a flawed character is always better than not, in this film have I found my limit? Bruce the main character, yet being an utter asshole seems to still get the highest of regard from the other characters in this film bringing Bruce back into their graces o matter his actions. This all made for an extreme rollercoaster ride of emotions praying that at some point Bruce would see his way to making better choices and be an upstanding person in society. This did make for good drama as well as a few laughs throughout the film giving it depth and development for characters within the story. So for FILTH I gave it 4 stars, as it was an entertaining film with a remarkable character that proved to me flawed characters do make for good story.