° °

The Angels' Share review

Friday 19 Oct 2012 5:40 p.m.

This video has been archived. If you need to access it, please contact us
Share this story

By Kate Rodger

After intoxicating film festival audiences globally, British director Ken Loach pours us all a cinematic tumbler of his latest single malt.

A gaggle of no-hoper Glaswegians, who narrowly escape incarceration for their latest crimes, are thrown together for community service.

Their minder's love of whiskey proves contagious, and will have a very definitive affect on them all, particularly first-time father-to-be Robbie.

Amidst much dry Scottish hilarity, we follow them on a very unexpected journey.

The Angels' Share is a deliciously tasty wee dram of a film, a charming tale of friendship, redemption and whiskey, and it entirely won me over.

A fresh most excellent cast helped wash it all down nicely.

Four stars.

3 News


     The Angels' Share
:: Director: Ken Loach
:: Starring: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, Jasmin Riggins, William Ruane, Roger Allam, Siobhan Reilly
:: Running Time: 101 mins
:: Rating:  R16 - contains violence & offensive language
:: Release Date: October 18, 2012
:: Trailer: Watch here

Share this story

Most popular