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The Angels' Share Reviews

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April 28, 2015
Probably the first Ken Loach film you could call 'jaunty.'
March 3, 2014
Modest in scale, expansive in emotions, this movie is a rarity: a contemporary tragicomedy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2014
The film is cocktail of comedy and heist with a large shot of social realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2014
Slipping back and forth between drama and comedy, The Angels' Share initially seems shaggy and unstructured, but that's part of its appeal.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2014
Mingling the peaty scent of Scottish street life with a distilled take on unemployed, at-risk youth, director Ken Loach serves up a surprisingly upbeat cocktail thanks to a subplot involving rare whisky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2013
With this shaggy-dog tale of four petty Glaswegian criminals and their improbably successful scheme to steal the world's most valuable whiskey, Loach turns na´vetÚ into a sort of moral philosophy.
August 17, 2013
...a low key and rather marvelous, sweet-natured heist movie
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
August 1, 2013
As unlikely a fable of redemption as any that Hollywood might deliver, elevated by Loach's insistence on naturalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 12, 2013
They're a fun bunch of tart-tongued Scots, and if their adventures don't amount to anything of thematic significance, watching them is a pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 30, 2013
A surprisingly warm and heartfelt film about a flawed criminal struggling to start a new life after the birth of his first child.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
May 26, 2013
Ken Loach walks on the lighter side
May 16, 2013
Loach takes us through the mysteries of whisky making, exploring the subtle tastes and scents in ways that will have audiences wishing they had a dram at hand. But a glass also serves more symbolic purposes ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2013
If you want to look for it, you'll find a layer of metaphor (the distilling process as a symbol of the characters' evolution) and social-realist commentary amid the gentle, life-affirming laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 9, 2013
Drink it up!
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2013
[Ken Loach] and his longtime screenwriter, Paul Laverty, find a good balance between drama and wacky character moments.
May 3, 2013
Much like a stiff drink at the end of a long day, "The Angels' Share" gets the job done, but you're probably not going to remember it in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 3, 2013
Loach's realism lends an easygoing, ramshackle quality to the film that smoothes over any lack of tightness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2013
A fairy tale with its feet firmly on the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
April 27, 2013
As heartwarming and uplifting as any tale could be that features vicious beatings and grand larceny.
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