The Angels' Share review

  • 19/10/2012

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.

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     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

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