The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

The Angels' Share

Ken Loach (Looking for Eric) comedy about a Scottish man with a dark history who vows to change his ways when he's introduced to fatherhood. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their dead-end lives.

"Robbie, a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud, just wants a way out. When he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time, he is overwhelmed. He swears that Luke will not lead the same stricken life he has led.

"On community service Robbie meets Rhino, Albert and Mo for whom, like him, work is little more than a distant dream. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink might change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world. His newly discovered talent - a fine palate and a delicate 'nose' - leads Robbie and his crew to the strange world of fresh air and open spaces, the Scottish Highlands, and the biggest gamble of their lives." (Cannes Film Festival)

Jury Prize winner at Cannes Film Festival 2012.
2012Rating: MA15+101 minsUK, France, Belgium, Italy
ComedyDrama
Director:
Ken Loach ('The Wind That Shakes the Barley', 'Sweet Sixteen', 'My Name Is Joe')
Writer:
Paul Laverty
Cast:
Paul BranniganJohn HenshawGary MaitlandJasmin RigginsWilliam RuaneRoger AllamSiobhan Reilly

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Variety

Variety

'The Angels' Share' finds helmer Ken Loach and long-term screenwriting partner Paul Laverty in better, breezier form than their rebarbative prior effort, 'Route Irish'.

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Total Film

Total Film

Like a subtly blended malt, this mixes light and dark to create one of Loach’s most life-affirming tales. Funny, frank and it won’t give you a splitting hangover.

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Time Out

Time Out

While other Loach films have focused on the realities of such lives, this one does so to a more limited extent, allowing upbeat storytelling to transport its characters to another, hopefully better place...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A few clumsy touches do not seriously diminish the charm of a film that is ultimately a heart-warming celebration of kindness, friendship and forgiveness.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Like good whisky, Loach is mellowing and becoming subtler with age — though a swift chug still has a bit of a kick.

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