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The Angels' Share Reviews

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May 3, 2013
The title, by the way, refers to the distillation process: the 2% of whisky that evaporates in the barrel is known as "the angel's share." I'm afraid there's more than 2% evaporation going on in Loach's latest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 23, 2012
Something's gone wrong when a would-be cheerful comedy leaves you feeling as if a condescending finger has been wagged in your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 9, 2013
[Its] fleeting slapstick tendency wins out, regrettably diminishing the film's social consciousness in the process.
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
January 1, 2014
Despite its ultimate sense of optimism, the Glasgow-set dramedy nevertheless carries a sense of foreboding. And yet, that might not have been the intention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2013
Ken Loach's breezy scribble about lowlife redemption and drunken buffoonery isn't so much heavy-handed as it is charmingly weightless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 10, 2013
Just how is one supposed to react, in 2013, to a non-ironic use of the Proclaimers' "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" in a musical montage?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
April 10, 2013
Some good laughs and a passable air of bonhomie do nothing to cover up the fact that The Angels' Share is totally lightweight and distractingly underdone.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 31, 2012
The time is ripe for a great Ken Loach film. If only Ken Loach was up for making one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
May 17, 2013
The result is a sometimes gritty, occasionally charming Highland hybrid, but the final balance feels slightly off-kilter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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
September 27, 2012
If I had to make a comparison, I'd say it is an unlikely pairing of Green Street Hooligans and Sideways.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 18, 2012
Finds room for some well-earned warm fuzzies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2013
While a few farcical moments fizzle, it's mostly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 2, 2012
The feel-good comedy of the summer. Who knew?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 20, 2012
The redemptive path is paved with laughter and charm, mixes mirth with tears beautifully
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 24, 2012
The Angels' Share is often hilarious, always hugely charming, and carries a wholly appropriate social message.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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