Reviews

Sep 6, 2017
To say you don't like an upbeat British film this unpretentiously nice is like saying you don't like tea and biscuits.
May 23, 2014
There are sentimental elements, and not all the songs are top-drawer, but despite that the unlikely idea of having characters burst into song as they walk down the street or drink in a pub worked for me.
May 21, 2014
The flash mob finale, with what looks like 500 dancing Edinburghers, is about the most fun I've had in a cinema this year.
Oct 6, 2013
I shed a tear within the first 10 minutes, and spent the rest of the movie beaming like a gibbering, love-struck fool.
Oct 4, 2013
Fletcher's faux-rootsy, unoriginal crowd-pleaser keeps insisting that we see it as a ray of sunshine. It didn't work for me, but Mullan provides one hell of a silver lining.
Oct 4, 2013
We'd say it was a Celtic Umbrellas of Cherbourg. But they didn't have headbutts or anything like as much fun in that film.
Oct 3, 2013
Big smiles are guaranteed for Dexter Fletcher's charming musical monument to The Proclaimers.
Oct 3, 2013
Leaves you with cask-strength, capillary-reddening tingles of happiness that run to the very tip of your nose.
Oct 3, 2013
The singalong, turned into a musical for stage and now screen, is better than one feared or hoped.
Oct 3, 2013
What makes it work are the performers, particularly Mullan and Horrocks, who give it their considerable all.
Oct 1, 2013
A wet, sloppy dog-kiss of a film ... Heart-on-sleeve sweet.
Sep 29, 2013
It may lack the subtleties and emotional wallop of a lo-fi musical like Once, but Sunshine On Leith delivers a bright, cheery, big-hearted smile of a movie.
Sep 12, 2013
A remorselessly rousing attempt to do for the Scottish pub rock twins what Mamma Mia! did for Abba or Tommy for The Who.
Sep 11, 2013
For all its rough edges and emotional shortcuts, the movie's nothing if not unassailably genial. It's hard to keep the grin off your face when MacKay and Guthrie - both fantastic - launch gamely into the endearingly scrappy song-and-dance routines.