A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters.
Danny Boyle’s followup to the cult 1996 hit isn’t quite as quick and extraordinary as the original, but it is a funny, moving ode to middle-aged male disillusion whose risks pay off in spades.
It’s clever in some respects, but there’s something a bit flat about the way the film repeatedly spells everything out.
A wildly invigorating and enjoyable film true to the spirit of the original.
The cinematic equivalent of Madonna’s cover of ‘American Pie’.
Danny Boyle embraces nostalgia in this deeply satisfying, bittersweet sequel to a modern classic.
In some senses T2 shares elements with its Terminator namesake. It’s inventive and full of surprises. But unlike Cameron’s sequel, it doesn’t reimagine the original in quite the same glorious way.
Wiser, sadder but very much alive and kicking, T2 is a film that knows you can’t compete with the ghosts of the past. But at least you can dance with them.
T2 is messy, befuddled, and a little disjointed, but still fuelled by the energy of the original.
You sometimes wonder whether the world really needed a Trainspotting sequel but T2 justifies its existence in John Hodge’s world-weary screenplay, in the unwavering commitment of the central performances and in the desire to see this cast back together for one last encore.
Danny Boyle’s long-awaited sequel to the era-defining Trainspotting is a vibrant and welcome reunion.
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General release. Check local listings for show times.