The Wee Man (2012)

The Wee Man

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1970's Blackhill, Glasgow: 11-year-old Paul Ferris has learned quickly that life on the street is tough. Everyone knows their place. Poverty breeds corruption, crime, violence and bullying. Growing up immersed in a culture of crime, Ferris finally snaps when tormented one too many times by a vicious gang of bullying neighbourhood brothers who have made his childhood a living hell. Now in his late teens, despite his father's advice and in the frustrated knowledge that the law enforcement and … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Ray Burdis
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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

The violent past of onetime Glasgow gangster Paul Ferris yields a banal biopic in "The Wee Man," returning multihyphenate Ray Burdis ("Love, Honor and Obey") to the director's chair after an absence of 13 years.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
Variety
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Blows any intrigue by piling on one gangster movie cliché after another.

Full Review… | January 21, 2013

Manages to disappoint in every respect.

Full Review… | January 21, 2013
Scotsman

It's all rather familiar, well enough acted yet not entirely convincing.

Full Review… | January 20, 2013
Observer [UK]

A clichéd, wearily familiar true-life crime drama clearly made on the cheap.

Full Review… | January 18, 2013
Daily Express

A crudely directed, typically unreliable gangster biopic, based on a memoir by Glaswegian hard man Paul Ferris.

Full Review… | January 18, 2013
This is London

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