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7.2
/10
1,526 Ratings

The Angels' Share

Directed by Ken Loach
United Kingdom, France, 2012
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Robbie is a Glasgow boy locked in a family feud who just wants a way out. On community service he meets Rhino, Albert and Mo. Little did Robbie imagine that turning to drink might change their lives, leading them to the distilleries of the Scottish Highlands and the biggest gamble of his life.

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The Angels' Share Directed by Ken Loach

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2012 | Winner: Jury Prize

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2012 | Winner: European Film (Audience Award)

César Awards

2013 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

European Film Awards

2012 | Nominee: European Composer

What ensues is probably, in fact, as close to a folksy hybrid between Kes and Ocean’s Eleven as we’re ever likely to get. Loach’s unpretentious, termite-artist style keeps every scene from leaden repetition, but the jokes never come too easy.
April 10, 2013
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Forget about the plot. Don’t worry about whether this film has a happy or tragic ending. What’s important is the voice that tells the tale, offering an affectionate, grandfatherly view of jobless young people struggling to get by. I found myself choked up as the film built to an unlikely epiphany.
March 20, 2013
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Somewhere past the halfway mark, all darkness lifts, and the movie settles firmly into comic territory.
April 11, 2012
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