The Wee Man Reviews

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Top Critic
Charles Gant
Variety
February 7, 2013
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.
January 21, 2013
Blows any intrigue by piling on one gangster movie cliché after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Scotsman
January 21, 2013
Manages to disappoint in every respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2013
It's all rather familiar, well enough acted yet not entirely convincing.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
January 18, 2013
A clichéd, wearily familiar true-life crime drama clearly made on the cheap.

This is London
January 18, 2013
A crudely directed, typically unreliable gangster biopic, based on a memoir by Glaswegian hard man Paul Ferris.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys
January 18, 2013
On the whole, The Wee Man is a fascinating story well told - the first steps in making a decent movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 17, 2013
[I]n this almost genteel film -- or as genteel as a film about men who intimidate and kill for a living can be -- [notorious Scottish gangster Paul] Ferris is a little boy lost, a rare man of principle in an urban cesspit.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 17, 2013
As a whole, it's forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
January 17, 2013
Tediously self-satisfied at best, like a shady old bar bore holding you hostage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Alan Bett
The Skinny
January 17, 2013
An undeniably watchable criminal soap opera offering personal redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
January 16, 2013
It never really sparks to life, thanks to a repetitive script and a frustrating lack of characterisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Oliver Pfeiffer
Total Film
January 15, 2013
This brutal rise-to-infamy flick descends into a smug, profanity-choked endurance test.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Hannah McGill
The List
December 19, 2012
The script's struggle to flatter its unprepossessing vigilante protagonist (he's prone to coming out with poetic self-justifying speeches, too) is unconvincing, if not arguably irresponsible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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