The Angels' Share 2013 NR

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(13) IMDb 7/10

In this charming comedy, a band of loveable misfits plot an outrageous heist of a batch of extremely rare whiskey from a fancy distillery.

Starring:
Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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The Angels' Share

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Comedy
Director Ken Loach
Starring Paul Brannigan, Siobhan Reilly
Supporting actors John Henshaw, Gary Maitland, William Ruane, Jasmin Riggins, Scott Dymond, Scott Kyle, Neil Leiper, James Casey, Caz Dunlop, Gilbert Martin, Stewart Preston, Vincent Friell, Kirstin Murray, Nick Farr, Charles Jamieson, Ford Kiernan, Roger Allam, Charles MacLean
Studio Sundance Selects
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Superb acting and great story.
Diane Zeleny
HIghly recommend it - nice low key but entertaining movie.
Lyndia Downie
Very typically Scots dry sense of humor.
MeadMaster

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barrie-John Murphy on January 7, 2014
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If this were a standard Hollywood film, we would loathe the main character, and his would get his comeuppance at the end. What I love about this film is that it's so much more sophisticated that that. The director humanizes these youths, who are often demonized by society as thugs or welfare moms, but never patronizes them. By the end we're rooting them to get their share.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gord on June 4, 2014
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Great story of ingenuity and determination to overcome the hard streets of Glasgow with the help of Scotland's greatest discovery, Malt Scotch Whiskey. Add to that the unique Scottish humor and street slang and if your a Scot from Glasgow it is a treat!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MeadMaster on May 4, 2014
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Angel's share is a fun movie with an edge.

Very typically Scots dry sense of humor.

If you are a Whiskey fan and a fan of quirky characters then you will enjoy this movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maggie Smith on April 28, 2014
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HAVING BEEN BORN AND RAISED FOR THE FIRST 21 YEARS OF MY LIFE IN EDINBURGH, THIS FILM WAS DELIGHTFUL, INSIGHTFUL AND HYSTERICAL.
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I watched this on Netflix the other night, after I found out it was directed by one of my favorite filmmakers, Ken Loach. Who is Ken Loach, you ask? He's been making great films about the northern working classes AND underclasses in Great Britain for maybe fifty years now. I saw his "Kes" forty some years ago when I was a college student and felt it was one of the most moving and distinctive films I'd ever seen. I still feel that way.

His movies typically focus on characters who have the odds against them, but who also possess a spark of wit, guile and intelligence that often helps them rise above their bleak surroundings. This one, like his Sweet Sixteen, is set in Glasgow and its environs. But as the other reviewers have noted, this one is much lighter fare than many of his films.

This is not a madcap comedy, by any stretch, yet I found myself at certain points laughing out loud at both the things the characters say, and how they say them. Most Americans will need the subtitles in order to comprehend the dialogue and to get the irony, the cynicism and sarcasm. The brief opening scene involving Rhino at the train station is a pure comedy classic.

I won't bother to go into too much plot detail. Let's just say that we have young Robbie, the main character, played by Paul Brannigan, who, typically for Loach main characters, is unemployed and uneducated, has a pregnant girlfriend, Leonie, and a family of 'in-laws' who want to kill him, and try to do so every time they see him. The girl's father, after the baby is born, actually offers Robbie 5000 pounds to leave town, just so he--Robbie--will NOT be a part of the lives of Leonie and the child.
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Another poignant understated British film. Superb acting and great story. I told my sister - who is very picky about films - and she texted to say it was one of her favorite movies of the year. And parsing the Scottish accent is the most fun of all.
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Very nice funny movie about a group of glasweigans down on their luck. HIghly recommend it - nice low key but entertaining movie.
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