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The Angels' Share Reviews

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
May 2, 2013
Director Ken Loach's latest glimpse of the U.K. underclass is really two rather different movies, either of which I would've enjoyed on their own. But they don't really fit together in any satisfying or even logical way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 2, 2013
A fairy tale with its feet firmly on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 2, 2013
Whether Robbie pulls off his caper should be left for the audience to discover. But Loach's great cinematic switcheroo goes off almost without a hitch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 27, 2013
As heartwarming and uplifting as any tale could be that features vicious beatings and grand larceny.
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
April 26, 2013
While it has some likable characters, particularly its charismatic lead, it's impossible to shake the feeling that we've seen this movie before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 26, 2013
Lead actor Paul Brannigan, the product of Glasgow's working-class East End, is a natural.
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 26, 2013
A lark, but it's a serious-minded lark, addressing issues of class and culture, the haves and have-nots.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
April 25, 2013
Charming enough to satisfy even the trenchant-commentary crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 21, 2013
The usual Loachian elements are all in place, but there is a gentle spirit at work here as well, and not just the alcoholic spirits around which the plot revolves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
April 19, 2013
The Angels' Share is a stellar bit of activist cinema with a light touch.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 18, 2013
The plot thickens, but the mood grows lighter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
April 18, 2013
Unexpectedly, and blithely, amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
April 18, 2013
Sweet-natured and high-spirited, it's a fanciful fable with a wee dash of magical realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 13, 2013
This is one of the most likable movies so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Craig Seligman
Bloomberg News
April 13, 2013
Although the English director Ken Loach has been making socially conscious movies for close to 50 years, this shaggy comedy unfolds like the work of a young man on a lark.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
April 12, 2013
The film itself vaporizes before your eyes, but it's likable. Given its unstable mishmash of thuggery and whimsy, that's something of an achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 12, 2013
Like the spirit it celebrates, "The Angel's Share" is a neat little jolt of pleasure - and guaranteed to leave you feeling just a mite warmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
April 12, 2013
While a few farcical moments fizzle, it's mostly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2013
"The Angels' Share" leaves a warm glow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
April 11, 2013
With The Angels' Share, Ken Loach expertly combines a handful of genres which congeal into an often funny, always charming affair that serves as a salute to whisky to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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