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Hal Hinson - Style section,
"It packs a jolt."

Desson Howe - Weekend section, "Without a doubt, this is the most provocative, enjoyable pop-cultural experience since 'Pulp Fiction.' "

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Scene from this movie The movie tags at the heels of Edinburgh social dropouts Renton, Spud, Sick Boy and Begbie, for whom getting off beats getting out. After all, thereís nothing outside their dingy flats but a dead economy, English imperialism and that nebulous MTV-capitalistic-industrial complex.

The story, such as it is, follows Rentonís inconsistent attempts to kick his habit. During this time, Renton and his friends get into some bizarre, frequently amusing scrapes, from shoplifting to bar fights to bum deals. -- Desson Howe
Rated R

Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Ewan McGregor; Ewen Bremmer; Johnny Lee Miller; Kevin McKidd; Robert Carlyle; Kelly MacDonald; Peter Mullan; James Cosmo
Running Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes
Filmography: Ewan McGregor