Director: Jon S Baird
Starring: Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots, James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, John Sessions, Shirley Henderson
Detective Sergeant Bruce Robinson (James McAvoy) is an alcoholic, cokehead ,bully and one of Edinburgh’s finest. Bruce is corrupt, foul mouthed and an eye on the main chance. Desperate to win a promotion, he endeavors to humiliate and destroy his colleagues as well as everyone else he comes in contact with. A high profile murder of a Japanese student gives him the career opportunity he seeks but his heinous actions soon start having devastating consequences on all those around him. Some sterling support from Eddie Marsan, John Sessions and a swag of British acting talent including Jim Broadbent and Shirley Henderson in this the latest screen adaptation of an Irvine Welsh novel. Definitely not for the faint-hearted but if you fancy seeing a brilliant performance by McAvoy then this is for you.