The Angels' Share
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Winner of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, "The Angels' Share" is a comic fable about wasted talent and what happens when we are given a chance in life. It would be hard to see Robbie as a man worthy of redemption. He’s constantly watching out for a gang of thugs looking to settle a family grudge, his girlfriend is giving birth to a baby while her father offers him money to leave Glasgow, and he’s serving 300 hours of community service. But when Robbie meets Harry, the gruff but benevolent man in charge of his sentence, he finds a hidden talent for Scotch whiskey – and a new chance at life. For distillers the angels’ share is the whiskey lost to evaporation each year, and that little fact makes a rare cask of whiskey the perfect target for a heist. A hilarious story about second chances, THE ANGELS’ SHARE is tender crowd-pleaser from legendary filmmaker Ken Loach ("The Wind that Shakes the Barley", "Kes") and screenwriter Paul Laverty.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 93
- Fresh: 82
- Rotten: 11
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Watching it is like receiving a hard slap in the face from someone who expects you to laugh it off, even though the sting lingers.
Fresh: The plot thickens, but the mood grows lighter.
Fresh: "The Angels' Share" leaves a warm glow.
Fresh: Graphically observant about the ease with which young men starved of opportunities can turn their energies inward to destroying themselves and one another.
Just could not get into it, dragged along, after a few minutes I stopped it and was relieved that I could stop it and not have to watch the whole thing. I noticed that almost every time that the critics rate a movie high it turns out to be a flop. There were no regular reviews to go by but I tried it anyway and sorry I did.
Okay film with language issues
The story and film were all right, but there were at least several hundred f-bombs dropped. Seems like they couldn't have a conversation or even speak a sentence without it. Also had subtitles on which was annoying at first, but their Scottish brogue was so thick most of us wouldn't know wouldn't know what they were saying otherwise.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2013
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