‘The Angels’ Share’

Light hearted drama is not something commonly associated with director Ken Loach (Kes, I Daniel Blake). But The Angels’ Share is just that – a delicious David and Goliath narrative full of honesty and wit.

Locked into the grudge of Glasgow life, fresh out of juvie but ordered to do community service, Robbie (Paul Brannigan – Roads, Sunshine on Leith) connects with supervisor Harry (John Henshaw – The Keeper, Looking For Eric). With his love for quality whisky, Harry introduces Robbie and his mates Rhino, Albert and Mo to the distilleries of the Scottish Highlands and an unexpected way out of their rut.

Roach’s inevitable sociopolitical commentary early in the film gives way to one of the most original of heist comedies as the lads and lasses of working class Glasgow come face to face with wealthy international whisky conneisseurs. A real crowd pleaser of a feature that unexpectedly picked up the Jury Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Rating: 67%


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